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Government Shutdown 2013: Debt Ceiling And Obamacare History Explained

Government Shutdown 2013: Debt Ceiling And Obamacare History Explained

Government shutdown threats in 2013 have people wondering how Congress got us here in the first place. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Nancy Pelosi says government shutdown threats over Obamacare amounts to legislative arson. The last time a government shutdown went all the way was back in 1995. Like the 2013 government shutdown, in… Read more »

Obama: Gun Control Is Necessary, But Won’t Come From Me

Gun Control: Obama Says New Regulation Is Important

Obama says gun control and the battle for a “common sense” middle ground is not over. The president touched on the subject while speaking before a memorial gathering for the victims of the recent Washington Navy Yard shooting on Sunday. However, Obama was careful in his choice of words, saying that gun control changes must… Read more »

Nancy Pelosi: Government Shutdown Over Obamacare Defunding Is ‘Legislative Arson’

Nancy Pelosi: Government Shutdown Via Obamacare Defunding Is 'Legislative Arson'

Nancy Pelosi says government shutdown threats over Obamacare defunding measures essentially amount to the Republicans being “legislative arsonists.” As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the government shutdown from the debt ceiling will occur October 1 unless Congress comes to an agreement. The current Federal government debt has almost reached $17 trillion. Republicans in the House… Read more »

Democrat Serves Up Disgusting, Misogynistic Hate Storm On Twitter [NSFW]

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Want to see a Democratic official go on a disgusting, misogynistic hate storm on Twitter that ultimately resulted in his ignominious firing? We’ll get to the graphic, highly NSFW hate tweets below the ad bar and pad with story for about 200 words so your eyes aren’t unnecessarily assaulted. But seriously, this guy pulled no… Read more »

‘Obam-Me': President Obama’s Nickname According To Peggy Noonan

Obam-me, President Obama's nickname according to Peggy Noonan

“Obam-me” is the nickname some in the White House have given the President of the United States, if you believe columnist Peggy Noonan. Noonan, who is a columnist for the Wall Street Journal, says she overheard some staffers calling their boss the unflattering nickname when she overheard them chatting with some senators. But why exactly… Read more »

Food Stamps Cut Vote Passes House, Reduces SNAP By $4 Billion If Senate Agrees

Food Stamps Cut Vote Passes House, Reduces SNAP By $4 Billion If Senate Agrees

The Food Stamps cut vote has passed the House of Representatives, which would reduce the Federal SNAP program by $4 billion per year. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Food Stamps fraud like the “Obama Express” has been charged for their crimes. Based upon the Constitution, all Congressional legislation dealing with budgets must first start… Read more »

Syria Chemical Weapons: Iraq WMDs Taken By Russia To Assad And Back Again

Syria Chemical Weapons: Iraq WMDs Taken By Russia To Assad And Back Again

Did Syria chemical weapons come from Iraq’s missing WMD via Russia? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, before President Obama proposed military actions some thought Syria’s chemical weapons were Saddam’s missing WMDs from Iraq. Even terrorist groups that were part of the Syrian rebels had no problem identifying the weapons as coming from Iraq. Interestingly,… Read more »

Food Stamps Cut Hypocrisy Explained By Rep. Jackie Speier [Video]

The self-proclaimed “Queen of Tax Fraud,” Rashia Wilson, was sentenced to 21 years in prison by a federal judge.

A controversial food stamps cut is being hailed by conservatives as a win and decried by progressives as a cruel and toothless “reform” that does more harm than good. While the food stamps cut passed the House yesterday in a wholly partisan 217-210 vote, Rep. Jackie Speier was among those who argued strongly against sanctioning… Read more »

Congressman Gripes About Measly $172,000 Salary

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It sure sucks to be stuck in a dead-end job making $172,000 a year, doesn’t it? That seems to be the sentiment held by one Georgia pol who is a little jealous that his aides can go down to a lobby on K Street someday and earn a salary of $500,000 or more. Phil Gingrey,… Read more »

Food Stamp Cuts Part Of Government Shutdown House Debate

Food Stamp Cuts Part Of Government Shutdown House Debate

Food Stamp cuts are part of the ongoing debate over government shutdown threatened by the Republican-controlled House. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, food stamps cuts have been on the GOP agenda for a long time. Tactics for the Food Stamp cuts usually include tacking the desired bill onto a completely unrelated bill, but even… Read more »

Government Shutdown 2013: Obamacare, Debt Ceiling Fight Merges October 1

Government Shutdown 2013: Obamacare, Debt Ceiling Fight Merges October 1

A government shutdown in 2013 over Obamacare and the debt ceiling is looking to happen on October 1. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Obamacare funding is at the center of the government shutdown threats. Republicans feel the economic impact of Obamacare is too great and are saying Obamacare must be defunded if the Federal… Read more »

Obama Salutes Syria Pact But Says ‘We’re Not There Yet’

President Obama Talks Russias Syrian Pact

President Obama on Sunday saluted the Russia-Syria chemical weapons pact. Obama said the pact is a good “foundation” that could lead to a political settlement of the civil war which has killed tens of thousands of people over the last two years. While Obama hailed the Syrian pact he also said the US was in… Read more »

$10 Minimum Wage: Illinois, California Show Federal Campaign Possible?

$10 Minimum Wage: Illinois, California Show Federal Campaign Possible

$10 minimum wage arguments in Illinois and California are coinciding with a Federal $10 minimum wage campaign. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a bill for a $10 minimum wage in California was approved by the state Senate. The battle over raising the minimum wage began when Elizabeth Warren proposed a $22 minimum wage. Multiple… Read more »

Raise The Debt Ceiling Again? Majority Of Americans Say No [Poll]

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It’s Friday, so that means that President Obama and Congress are likely to pick up the ‘ol “raise the debt ceiling” fight again sometime soon. The last couple of times, America didn’t really know where she stood on the issue, but nowadays she seems to be putting her foot down. According to a recent NBC… Read more »

Syrian Rebels Being Armed By CIA Funded Weapons

Syrian Rebels and CIA Funded Weapons

Syrian rebels are being helped by CIA-funded weapons, according to a US official who spoke on the condition of anonymity. Reports of CIA funded weapons in Syria were first discussed by the Washington Post. The official says: “That is something we are not going to dispute, but we are not going to publicly speak to… Read more »

Anthony Weiner Ends Mayoral Campaign With The Finger [Photo]

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Anthony Weiner ended his bid for New York Mayor with a one-finger “salute” Tuesday night. The scandal-ridden pol came in dead, dead last, which was pretty much a mere fulfillment of expectations. His wife wasn’t present as he made his concession speech, nor did he mention her. The woman who effectively brought his campaign to… Read more »

Syria: Turn Over Weapons Idea Accepted By Assad Regime

Syria: Turn Over Weapons Idea Accepted By Assad Regime

For Syria to turn over weapons to the international community seemed an unlikely idea. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, some of Syria’s chemical weapons are thought to have come from Iraq. The US intel report on Syria’s chemical weapons seemed pretty certain they existed yet at the same time the case against the Assad… Read more »

Blind Gun Permit In Iowa Stirs Gun Control Debate, Even Concealed Carry Allowed

Blind Gun Permit In Iowa Stirs Gun Control Debate, Even Concealed Carry Allowed

Blind gun permits are being issued in Iowa along with blind concealed carry licenses, and somehow no one saw these blind gunslingers coming. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, President Obama’s gun control executive orders added two more restrictions, rankling 2nd Amendment supporters. In Iowa gun laws changed in 2011 when enforcement of gun control… Read more »