Democratic Congressman John Larson of Connecticut had harsh words for Republicans on the House of Representatives floor early Tuesday morning following the government shutdown.
The commander-in-chief's message to the troops as the government shuts down: "You and your families deserve better than the dysfunction we’re seeing in Congress." The message was broadcast on Armed Forces Television at midnight Tuesday.
On the House floor Monday night, Speaker Boehner reenacted a phone call he got from the president earlier in the evening. He then did a very brief Obama impression.
"The expression 'time is fleeting' has never been more apropos than it is today," Crowley says. Democrats sign a discharge petition to try to bring middle-class tax cuts to the floor.