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  • Cantor: House GOP forging ahead with piecemeal bills (Reid and Obama won't fund the Government)

    10/03/2013 3:51:21 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 50 replies
    the hill ^ | 10/3/2013 | By Peter Schroeder
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) vowed to bring forward more piecemeal spending bills Thursday, as he expressed confidence President Obama would eventually be forced to negotiate. In a memo sent to House Republicans, Cantor called the Democratic position "untenable" and "unsustainable," adding that a steady diet of narrow funding bills would force Democrats to deal. "I am confident that if we keep advancing common-sense solutions to the problems created by the shutdown that Senate Democrats and President Obama will eventually agree to meaningful discussions that would allow us to ultimately resolve this impasse," he wrote. "The American people ......
  • Obama loses his mind for 800k government workers ignoring the other 15 million unemployed citizens.

    10/03/2013 2:14:04 PM PDT · by jilliane · 50 replies
    CBC News ^ | 10/3/2013 | AP
    President Barack Obama laid the blame for the U.S. government's partial shutdown at the feet of House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday...With 800,000 federal government employees forced into taking leave, some agencies have almost entirely shuttered, including NASA, the Commerce Department and the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • UNBELIEVABLE: Obama closes Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial over shutdown

    10/03/2013 10:47:49 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 53 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | October 3, 2013 | The Right Scoop
    NEW YORK POST — Tourists travelling to Omaha Beach to pay their respects to the 9,387 military dead at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial will find it closed, a victim of the U.S. government’s partial shutdown. The site overlooking the D-Day invasion beaches is one of 24 U.S. military cemeteries overseas that have closed to visitors since Monday. Ten more cemeteries in in France, as well as others in various European countries as well as Mexico, Panama, Tunisia and the Philippines, will remain closed for the duration of the shutdown.
  • Obama: 'Only one way out' of shutdown (Obama refuses to negotiate, insist on his way or the highway)

    10/03/2013 8:54:17 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 37 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/3/2013 | staff
    President Barack Obama went on a rhetorical offensive against House Republicans on the third day of the federal government shutdown, telling a crowd in Maryland Thursday that there's only one party at fault and one remedy. "There are enough Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives today that if the speaker of the House, John Boehner, simply let the bill get on the floor for an up or down vote, every congressman could vote their conscience, the shutdown would end today," Obama said in a speech in Rockville, Maryland. "The only thing that is keeping the government shut down,...
  • National Park Service to keep WW II Memorial open to veterans (Barry blinks)

    10/02/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Local ^ | October 2, 2013 | Michael E. Ruane and Mark Berman
    At Marion Park on Capitol Hill, two fence gates were chained closed, but one was not, and a group of children played inside. At the Korean War Veterans Memorial, on the Mall, the entrance was blocked with barricades, but visitors just walked around the barriers and entered. At the closed-off National World War II Memorial, two days of assaults by veterans prompted the National Park Service to announce that they had the legal right to be there and would not be barred in the future. Across federal Washington on Wednesday, the government shutdown was leaking badly — partly as a...
  • Obama Speaking at 10:30, Networks Prepare to Worship [Live Thread]

    10/03/2013 6:59:07 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 375 replies
    10/3/13
    Just announced....