District of Columbia
Just curious about anything they have done successfully, where in the process they didn't have to steal or kill?
Visiting veterans storm closed war memorials
By Michael E. Ruane, The Washington Post
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 1:14 PM
The elderly veterans piled off the chartered buses in front of the World War II Memorial, some in wheelchairs, some using canes, all determined to pay homage to each other and their fallen comrades from more than half a century ago.
Metal barricades and signs announcing a closure due to the shutdown of the federal government awaited them.
REVOLUTIONARIES!! BOOM!! WWII Vets Knock Over Shutdown Barrier to Visit Memorial (See Photos)
BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff
October 1, 2013 11:55 am
A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside.
The Beginning of the End for Washington: A political system that has gone from dysfunctional to nonfunctioning.Submitted by emalvini on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:00
The Beginning of the End for Washington: A political system that has gone from dysfunctional to nonfunctioning.
By Ron Fournier October 1, 2013
Step back. Try for a moment to extrapolate what a government shutdown and discredited U.S. currency could do to the economy and the public's faith in government. Think beyond next year's congressional elections or even the 2016 presidential race. Factor in existing demographic and social trends. I did, and this is what I concluded:
Sen. Rand Paul Appears on CNN's New Day with Kate Bouldan discussing Government Shut Down - 10/1/13
*8 Things to Know About Government Shutdown:(Besides Obamacare Funded, Including Abortion Coverage for Lawmakers & Staff)Submitted by Libera_me on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:17
It won't be the first time: (it happened during both Carter's and Reagan's administrations...
The last one took three weeks to resolve...
(Granted, this is NPR, but for them, this article is pretty balanced)
There may or may not be a government shutdown in October, but truckers are heading toward Washington, D.C., regardless, aiming to shut the city down themselves.
"The shutdown is actually a traffic jam," former country music star and event organizer Zeeda Andrews told U.S. News. "This is a three-day traffic jam."
Andrews, a former spokesmodel for Mack Trucks, says around 3,000 truckers are planning to zoom through and around Washington, D.C., beginning Oct. 11.
‘Government Shut Down’ Won’t Actually Shut Down Government
Vast majority of federal activity will continue as normal
Paul Joseph Watson
September 30, 2013
It turns out that the ominous “government shut down” isn’t so apocalyptic after all since it won’t actually shut down government because the vast majority of federal services and activity will continue as normal.
Kevin McCarthy: House Will Send Third Volley to Senate if Reid Rejects Last Night’s Bill
By Jonathan Strong
September 29, 2013 9:29 AM
House GOP whip Kevin McCarthy said the House will send a third government-funding bill with “a few other options” if the Democratic-controlled Senate rejects the bill passed in the House last night, as expected.
72 Representatives Warn Boehner: Abortion Slush Fund, Secrecy Clause Unacceptable! Also: Compassionate Late Term Abortionists?Submitted by Libera_me on Fri, 09/27/2013 - 22:40
I have to confess this is a real sore point for me: having experienced the pain of miscarriage of a child we hoped for makes this story seem sicker for me. However, I understand the attempt at compassion for the parent when a child has severe handicaps, and even life threatening ones, sometimes the choice for life is hard.
Senate defeats Cruz filibuster, passes bill that funds Obamacare
By Stephen Dinan-The Washington Times Friday, September 27, 2013
Senators from both parties linked arms to defy Sen. Ted Cruz, overcoming his attempt to filibuster the stopgap spending bill, which allowed Democrats to add back in full funding for Obamacare and power the bill through the chamber and sending it back to the House.
POLL: Ted Cruz Now Leads GOP Presidential Pack
By Seth McLaughlin-The Washington Times | Friday, September 27, 2013
Fresh off his 21-hour filibuster against Obamacare funding, a new poll shows that Sen. Ted Cruz has leapfrogged past his potential rivals for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination and that GOP primary voters trust him more than their party leaders on Capitol Hill.
Major New Polls: Americans Are Sick of War
Posted on September 27, 2013 by WashingtonsBlog
A new CBS News/New York Times poll shows:
Americans overwhelmingly favor (82 percent) the deal reached between the U.S. and Russia for Syria to turn over its chemical weapons.
Americans still would not support airstrikes against the Syrian government, even if Syria fails to comply — an option that the U.S. says remains on the table if the diplomatic solution ultimately fails.
Why are Americans giving up their citizenship?
By Tom Geoghegan
BBC News, Washington
The number of Americans giving up their citizenship has rocketed this year - partly, it's thought, because of a new tax law that is frustrating many expats.
Goodbye, US passport.
That's not a concept that Americans contemplate lightly. But it's one that many of them seem to be considering - and acting on.