government shutdown

On day 35 of the government shutdown, TSA agents at John F. Kennedy airport were prompt for work on what was supposed to be pay-day. Their uniforms were neat and to professional standards listed in the TSA uniform policy. Despite the thick fog of unspoken truth gathered in Terminal 4, they were pleasant as they […]

In a meeting with Republicans Friday, the House Speaker announced his resignation from Congress amidst a struggle that could end with a government shutdown.

President Obama signed the spending bill, ending the government shutdown. Yay! (Of course, as an admitted conspiracy theorist, I think the shutdown was a big distraction, but from what?) The government has re-opened, furloughed government employees are back to work and the powers that be have managed to stall the debt default, sparing us from […]

The shutdown has ended, well, kinda! As we all know today, October 17th, is the day that the government needed to make a decision, or we’d be unable to borrow anymore funds toward our towering $16.7 trillion dollar debt. President Obama signed the spending measure (short-term bill) to put an end (for now) to the […]

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) announced a bipartisan deal today to raise the debt limit through February 7th and end the two week old plus government shutdown. “The compromise we reached will provide our economy with the stability it desperately needs,” said Senator Reid. With the GOP’s […]

Diddy talked politics during a recent interview with The Grio at the NFTE 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Along with calling the government shutdown “a shame,” the media mogul described the opposition as a personal attack against President Obama. “I think that it’s a shame, because it’s really a personal thing,” he said. “It’s clearly […]

In order to fund the government, Congress needs to figure out what they’re doing with this spending bill. As of today, they still haven’t come up with a solution, leaving the government shutdown for a full week now. This is the first shutdown since that one 17 years ago where Monica Lewinskry single-handedly saved the […]

Right smack dab in the middle of a ridiculous government shutdown, Capitol Hill was locked down, after reports that gunshots were heard around the building. The lock down has now been lifted and the suspect was killed. According to reports, a woman has been reportedly killed and a police officer injured after a car chase […]

President Obama appeared on CNN this morning, making a major statement about the government shutdown that’s been plaguing us for three days now. During his speech, Obama didn’t step lightly while criticizing the GOP. Obama let us know that the shutdown is the Republican party’s responsibility and there’s only one solution. “There are enough Republicans […]

The government is still currently shutdown and we’re starting to feel the affects of the standoff between the Democrats and Republicans who are far too stubborn to bend on their views of funding for the government. Because of the shutdown, many government services and agencies are closed, suspended or otherwise impacted. In short, this isn’t […]

Well, it’s happened. The government has shut down because they couldn’t come to one accord on the spending bill to fund their own paychecks. It was a classic case of Democrats vs. Republicans. The House Republicans wanted the spending bill to include anti-Obamacare amendments and the Senate Democrats absolutely did not. Each side is blaming […]