Tag Archives: Government shutdown

Overnight Shutdown, What Did They Know?

Friday, February 9, 2018

Short Shutdown: Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul kept Congress up all night, blocking a budget vote and causing a six-hour government shutdown. Paul delivered a long and impassioned speech condemning the hypocrisy of his own party for deepening the national deficit …

Stocks Bounce Back, Trump Would Shut

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

The VIX: Wall Street rebounded yesterday with a 567-point gain for the Dow Jones, putting a stop at least for a day to the world-wide stock slide. Analysts say that investors realize the fundamentals of the economy are still strong. …

Shutdown Continues, Brady Goes for Five

Monday, January 22, 2018

The Shutdown: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to take a vote today at noon to see whether he can end the government shutdown. As of last night, there didn’t seem to be an agreement that would allow that to …

Hashtag Government, NFL Final Four

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Hashtag Government: Republicans and Democrats spent a lot of energy yesterday pinning the blame on each other for the government shutdown with Twitter hashtags. President Trump offered “#DemocratShutdown,” which just doesn’t sing.  The Democrats are pushing “#TrumpShutdown.” The Republicans are …

Government Shuts Down, A Stormy Night

Saturday, January 20, 2018

The Shutdown: Good morning. The federal government is shut down after the Senate failed to pass a bill to keep it running. It’s Saturday, so you might not notice. President Trump was up early this morning furiously tweeting blame. “This …

Shutdown Approaches, “House of Horrors”

Friday, January 19, 2018

Chaos Theory: The House has approved a short-term spending bill to keep the government running, but in the Senate at least a dozen Democrats have said they’re against it, enough to kill the bill. With about 14 hours to go, a …

Shutdown Looms, Trump Like Stalin

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Politics: Congress has until midnight tomorrow to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown. In the mix of issues is border security, a solution for the younger illegal immigrants known as Dreamers, and the Children’s health Insurance Program. …

Shutdown Approaches, Children in Chains

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Deadline: After a disastrous week of clashes over an immigration bill, President Trump’s border wall, and his unfortunate pronouncements, it’s looking questionable whether Congress will reach an agreement on a spending bill to keep the government running by the Friday …

Wag of the Finger, Taste of the Pork

Friday, October 18, 2013

Kick Butt: President Obama came out from the government shutdown yesterday to give Congress a scolding. In a morning speech he said, “to all my friends in Congress, understand that how business is done in this town has to change.” …

“Shameful Chapter” Ends

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kick the Can: Federal workers are returning today after President Obama signed a resolution to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling. Republicans got almost nothing out of a nuclear standoff. After 16 days of a government shutdown and …