Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that enters its third week.
He joked that “maybe we need to get Joe Biden out of the witness protection program because he has good relationships with (the Democratic leadership).”
“It wouldn’t be wise,” he said, “to just kick the debt-ceiling can down the road for a couple months, and flirt with a first-ever intentional default right in the middle of the holiday shopping season. Because damage to America’s sterling credit rating wouldn’t just cause global markets to go haywire; it would become more expensive for everyone in America to borrow money. Students paying for college. Newlyweds buying a home. It would amount to a new tax — a Republican default tax — on every family and business in America.”
The top four congressional leaders are heading to the White House Monday afternoon in a bid to piece together an elusive agreement to resolve the budget impasse, as a new proposal began to emerge to address the partial government shutdown and the looming debt-ceiling deadline.
American truck drivers protesting government corruption and federal overreach in this weekend’s “Ride for the Constitution” may have been intimidated by government officials and law enforcement.
CNN.com covered Sunday’s “Million Vet March” in Washington D.C. against the Obama administration’s closure of military memorials by castigating the marchers as Tea Party kooks and fringe crazies. “At tea party-like rally, Obama told to ‘put the Quran down,’” the headline read. CNN derided the size of the crowd:
“Congresswoman Walorski is currently in Washington. She remains dedicated to working with Members on both sides of the aisle to find common sense solutions to end this disappointing government shutdown. Since October 1st, Congresswoman Walorski voted thirteen times to fund essential programs for Hoosier families, and nearly all of these measures remain on hold in the Senate.
“We don’t believe in the colorblind Constitution,” the coalition’s attorney, George B. Washington, said in an interview. “We’re making what we think is a straightforward defense of the rights of black and Latino young people” to seek admissions preferences from university officials—something now prohibited in Michigan unless Proposal 2 were repealed.
There are many scholarships for blacks and other minorities only. However, when there is a whites only scholarship, the world nearly erupts in rage.
Monday is Columbus Day, time to buy appliances on sale and contemplate other things that have nothing to do with Christopher Columbus. So much of what we say about Columbus is either wholly untrue or greatly exaggerated. Here are a few of the top offenders.