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Government Shutdown

Senate Might Review Law that Forces Federal Furloughs – The World’s Greatest Deliberative Body
blogs.rollcall.com
As the government shutdown moves into its second week, senators turn their attention to the Antideficiency Act, the statute that governs the shutdown. [...]
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Chaplain asks God to forgive Senate’s politics
www.usatoday.com
Who's got the hardest job in the Senate during the government shutdown? Even the senators might concede it belongs to Barry Black, whose job as Senate chaplain to provide counsel, wisdom and prayer has been [...]
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Amber Alert site restored after online furor over government shutdown
www.theguardian.com
Justice Department brings site back online after critics suggest that the shutdown had forced closure of notification system [...]
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Don’€™t slam D.C. for the shutdown, America: You sent these wackos here.
www.washingtonpost.com
All the crazy dysfunction responsible for this absurd impasse? That'€™s been imported here from the rest of the country. [...]
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Where’s sense of crisis in a 17% government shutdown?
washingtonexaminer.com
Everyone knows the phrase government shutdown doesn't mean the entire U.S. government is shut down. So in a partial government shutdown, like the one underway at the moment, how much of the government is actually shut down, and how much is not? One way to measure that is in how much money the government spends. In a conversation Thursday, a Republican member of Congress mentioned that the military pay act, passed by Congress and signed by President Obama at the beginning of the shutdown, is actu [...]
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U.S. government shutdown sends stocks down, Treasurys and gold up
online.wsj.com
Investor worries about continued political gridlock in the U.S. echoed through global markets Monday, with stocks falling and Treasurys and gold gaining. [...]
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Reid under pressure to allow vote on military chaplains during shutdown
dailycaller.com
Republicans are pressuring Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow a vote on a resolution urging the military to let chaplains freely minister during the government shutdown, The Daily Caller has l [...]
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Americans cross Obama’s parkway barriers
dailycaller.com
Many Americans crossed the barriers that were set this weekend by President Barack Obama’s deputies to block public access to the Potomac River from Virginia’s George Washington Memorial Parkway. [...]
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Shutdown Simulacrum
www.nationalreview.com
Just because it’s a phony crisis doesn’t mean it can’t be made even phonier. [...]
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Thomas Sowell – Democrats Chose the Shutdown
www.nationalreview.com
And Republicans are within their legal and constitutional rights to act as they have. [...]
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The U.S. Civil War Continues
www.theglobalist.com
As the government shutdown makes plain, U.S. society is still at war with itself. By Stephan Richter [...]
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House Democrats Make GOP Leaders an Offer They Can Refuse – 218
blogs.rollcall.com
On day five of the government shutdown and Congress's second consecutive Saturday session, House Democrats made more overtures to Republicans in an effort [...]
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Too Early To Tell What Shutdown Means for Senate in 2014
www.usnews.com
Shutdown effects on GOP brand still unknown. [...]
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Republicans Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell caught on camera discussing strategy
www.telegraph.co.uk
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul are caught live on camera discussing talking-points for the US shutdown by local news station WPSD 6. [...]
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US shutdown: Kerry warns on foreign policy impact
www.bbc.co.uk
US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned that any prolonged shutdown of the government could affect the US internationally. But, speaking at the APEC forum in Indonesia, he said any impact was "momentary" and Washington's commitment to Asia was "undiminished". [...]
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