Shutdown showdown hits brink as Senate kills House spending bill – Washington Times

The Senate voted Monday afternoon to kill House Republicans’ latest stopgap spending offer, holding firm in their demand that Congress continue to fund Obamacare as part of any government-funding debate.

The 54-46 vote officially tabled both proposals the House GOP passed early Sunday morning, one of which would have funded the government while delaying the health law for a year, and the other of which would have repealed one of the Affordable Care Act’s tax increases.

More Obamacare Child Indoctrination: Oregon School Bands to Play Obamacare Songs | The Gateway Pundit

And next up? The agency will be looking for high school marching bands to play the pro-Affordable Care Act anthem in a contest aimed at bringing more attention to the government-funded health care exchange.

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Indiana High School Students Make a Winning 849 MPG Car | MAKE

After 10 months of work and support from a volunteer team of parents and community members, a group of students from Mater Dei High School in Evansville, Ind. won the AutoZone’s Show It off America social media contest last week. The contest recognizes the best DIY automotive projects in the country. This spring the eco vehicle also took second place in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition for an ultra high MPG vehicle. At 849 MPG, I’d say that’s pretty high.

Forbes Ranks Indiana 16th Best State For Business | News – Indiana Public Media

Indiana is on Forbes Magazine’s 2013 list of the best states for business. Indiana has consistently been on the list, but fell to 16th this year. The study ranks states using six factors: costs, labor supply, potential growth, quality of life, government regulations and current economic climate.

#1 Virginia – In Photos: Best States for Business 2013 – Forbes

2012 Rank: 2
Gross State Product: $446 billion
5-Year Annual GSP Growth: 1.0%
Governor: Bob McDonnell

Right-To-Work States Have More Job Growth & Higher Incomes | Ben Swann Truth In Media

A new study by the Mackinac Center shows that right-to-work states saw higher improvements in employment, income, and population growth than non-right-to-work states over the past six decades.

Coventry Student Suspended for Keychain | The Current-Anchor

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Pennsylvania school sued for suspending student over his toy pen — RT USA

The child, identified only in court documents as G.B., was barred from attending Hershey Elementary School in Pennsylvania for four days earlier this year after a bus driver confiscated the pen, a writing implement that emits a small buzz when triggered.

Obamacare Provides $7,200 ‘Divorce Incentive,’ $11,000 for Older Couples – Minutemen News

Get divorced (or avoid getting married, if you live together), and you save $7,230 per year if you are a fairly typical 40-year-old couple with kids (example: the husband working full-time, and the wife working part time, with the husband making $70,000, and the wife making $23,000).

7 myths about a federal government shutdown « Watchdog.org

MADISON – Again, the United States stands on the brink of another federal government shutdown as its two major parties play their recurring game of fiscal chicken.

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