It would be the third shutdown of 2013.
“He’s like a superhero. The more bullets that get shot at him, the bigger and stronger he gets,” one Iowa Republican operative says.
The Health and Human Services Secretary made some curious remarks Friday in response to criticism of the disastrous debut of HealthCare.gov.
Several House Republicans who voted “no” on the agreement to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government said afterwards they were still glad the deal was made. Huh?
The fight in Washington over funding the government may be over for now, but the political fallout for GOP incumbents has only just begun.
The president tells Congress to ignore “the bloggers” and come together.
“The Constitution would not have been written by Freemasons. They go against God!”
“I could have written this story from day one. If you follow the Cruz plan, you end up exactly where we are,” Rep. Adam Kinzinger said.
Although all Americans are glad the government shutdown is over, some are happier than others. BuzzFeed’s Data Science Team used Facebook’s Keyword Insights API to find out who talked the most about the shutdown.
The Republican civil war plays out on Fox News’ primetime lineup.
UPDATE: The Houston Chronicle’s editorial board has published a statement clarifying their stance on the senator from Texas. “Cruz has been part of the problem,” writes the Houston Chronicle editorial board.
Sixteen days after the shutdown began, Senate leaders have come to an agreement. It’s unclear whether the House will pass it.
Immigration reform advocates plan an aggressive campaign to bring the issue back — and the White House has signaled it’s on board. Can Obama emerge from the fiscal crisis with enough momentum to win the immigration fight?
“I find it really unfortunate that this offensive slur was used to characterize anyone,” Langevin says. OFA: “We neither support nor approve of the inappropriate language used in a sign on the mall today.” Update: The sign-holder speaks.
The right still thinks it’s winning.
“This is the intersection of a stupid train running into a dynamite pile of stupid,” the D.C. Central Kitchen’s development director said.
If you’ve had a few drinks and want to give politicians on Capitol Hill a piece of your mind, drunkdialcongress.org is the one-stop-shop for drunk dialing random members of Congress.
The security picture has changed dramatically since the “innocent ’90s,” say current and former Park Service employees. Now there’s a fear among the rank and file that the 2013 shutdown has politicized park rangers forever.
California Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon tells CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that he got his facts from Forbes and that it’s a “very small number.”
He’s a real American hero, if you ask me.
A new “clean” debt limit measure drafted by Senate Democrats would extend the nation’s debt ceiling through the end of 2014 and simply provide the president authority to pay the nation’s debts.
There’s always money in the banana stand.
After insisting for weeks he won’t negotiate with “a gun to [his] head,” the president tries to give Republicans a way out. But he wants the country to know he’s being the reasonable one.
We are now in the news space age.
Does a “filthy, putrid, or decomposed substance” sound like something you might be interested in eating? Most FDA staff inspecting food imported into the U.S. have been furloughed during the shutdown, so now might be your chance.