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US Politics & Gov't

Backfire! GOP Hostage-Taking Boosts Obamacare's Popularity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Healthcare reform, politics, republicans, government shutdown, usa )

Lynn
- 181 days ago - alternet.org
The GOP-led federal government shutdown over Obamacare has dramatically backfired on Republicans. Nearly two-thirds of active voters, the largest share yet, support the health insurance reform law and want it to work...
How The Debt Limit Became 'A Nuclear-Tipped Leverage Point'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 186 days ago - npr.org
Political battles over the debt limit have been around nearly as long as the law passed by Congress in 1917 that set a statutory limit for how much debt the Treasury could accrue.
6 Ways the World Is Reacting to the Shutdown and Debt Ceiling
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 186 days ago - motherjones.com
The government shutdown and the threat of default are making Americans angry, and for good reason. As it turns out, a bunch of foreign governments and international political movements aren't too happy about our political situation, either
STREET JUSTICE: 5 Ways to Punish Members of Congress for the Shutdown
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 187 days ago - theweek.com
And that's not even counting the obvious one: Vote for somebody else next year.
County In Utah Threatens Takeover Of National Park Areas
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 190 days ago - npr.org
The commissioners had decided to take down the barricades at Natural Bridges National Monument as early as Thursday morning but put off that move to give Utah Governor Gary Herbert time to discuss the issue with Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.
TAKE ACTION NOW! We'Ll Send John Boehner a Pacifier for Every Person Who Tells Him to End the Shutdown
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 194 days ago - act.credoaction.com
Boehner has the Republican votes he needs to pass a clean budget resolution and end the Republican tantrum which has shut down our government.1 All he needs to do is call a vote.
Mansplaining Congressman Tells CNN Host: 'You're Beautiful,' But 'You're Part of the Problem' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government shutdown, media, Obamacare, GOP/TP, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

Carrie
- 195 days ago - rawstory.com
"The debt ceiling fight is coming up," Costello noted. "Obamacare hurts the country worse than not raising the debt ceiling? Because that's not what a bunch of Wall Street bankers told the president yesterday."
Federal Government Shutdown: Impact on Food Safety May Compound Over Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government shutdown, food safety, USDA, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

Carrie
- 195 days ago - foodsafetynews.com
Inspectors at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration - which oversees 80 percent of the food supply - have been asked to turn in their government cell phones and not even check their work email until Congress passes a budget.
A Different Sort Of Shutdown
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, government shutdown, Obamacare, GOP/TP, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

Carrie
- 195 days ago - nationalmemo.com
The right-wing minority that has plunged government into chaos should be treated for what it is: a narrow slice of public opinion whose power has been amplified by gerrymandered districts and a far-right echo chamber.
The Shutdown Shows The GOP Can't Accept Defeat In The War On Women
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, women, birth control, government shutdown, Obamacare, GOP/TP, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

Carrie
- 196 days ago - nationalmemo.com
When the GOP attempts to deny women access to contraception in the lead-up to a government shutdown, it's hard to see how the party hopes to regain women's support.
Stand With Us Against The Shutdown And For Social Security - ACTION - PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, social security, government shutdown, Obamacare, GOP/TP, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

Carrie
- 196 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
Right now, we're teaming up with Social Security Works and over 20 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including Keith Ellison, Raul Grijalva, Barbara Lee and John Conyers, to say NO to the shutdown, and YES to protecting Social Security.
Boehner Tells Republicans He Won't Let the Nation Default
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Boehner, Hastert Rule, government shutdown, debt ceiling, GOP/TP, government, ethics, congress, economy )

Carrie
- 196 days ago - nytimes.com
One lawmaker, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said Mr. Boehner had indicated he would be willing to violate the so-called Hastert Rule if necessary to pass a debt-limit increase.
Republican Who Voted to Shut Down Government Asks Park Ranger Why Part of Government Shut Down (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Randy Neugebauer, WWII memorial, government shutdown, GOP/TP, congress, corruption, ethics, lies, government, politics )

Carrie
- 196 days ago - rawstory.com
A Republican lawmaker who voted for a budget measure that set up the government shutdown confronted a park ranger to ask why a particular portion of the government was shut down.
Is Time on Obama's Side in the Shutdown Fight?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, government shutdown, affordable care act, obama, healthcare, usa, government, ethics, congress )

Cal
- 196 days ago - theweek.com
As the government shutdown inches on, Republicans look ahead to the debt ceiling
"WAITING FOR THE BARBARIANS" AND THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, republicans, congress, world, history, interesting, poetry, government shutdown, ethics )

Carrie
- 197 days ago - newyorker.com
Why is there such great idleness inside Senate house? Why are the Senators sitting there, not passing any laws? Because the barbarians will arrive today. Why should the Senators still be making laws? The barbarians, when they come, will legislate.
 

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