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Sen. Rand Paul: ‘We’re gonna win this’ government shutdown

At a time when many congressional Republicans confess that they “don’t even know what [they] want” out of the government shutdown, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is convinced that if Republicans stick to their “poll-tested” talking points, they can “win” this government shutdown. In a conversation captured by WPSD 6, Sen.…

Gov. shutdown stops NTSB investigation into bus crash that killed eight

The Tennessee bus crash that resulted in eight deaths and left fourteen injured will not be investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board because of the government shutdown. “All of our highway investigators are furloughed,” Sharon Bryson, NTSB deputy director of communications told NBC. “I think it’s highly likely that…

Treasury official: Shutdown drastically cuts into efforts to enforce sanctions against Iran and Syria

The government shutdown has cut into efforts to enforce economic and trade sanctions against Iran and Syria, an official said. A Treasure Department official told ABC News that the shutdown had “massively reduced staffing” in the Office of Foreign Assets Control, which oversees the enforcement of the sanctions. The official…

Fox Business’ John Stossel: Government shutdown is ‘a good thing… shut more down!’

Libertarian Fox Business host John Stossel on Thursday asserted that the partial government shutdown was a “good thing” and that lawmakers should “shut more down.” In a segment on Fox & Friends, Stossel argued that some parts of the government should stay shutdown forever. “I’m hoping the shutdown will wake…

Aide: Boehner suggested grand budget bargain to White House and ‘everybody laughed at him’

As congressional Republicans attempt to find a way to negotiate themselves out of the government shutdown, many are hoping to revive hopes of a big budget deal. President Barack Obama and Democratic congressional leaders have said they won’t negotiate until the government is fully funded. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)…

‘Exasperated’ Obama warns Wall Street over shutdown’s financial implications

US President Barack Obama sent Wall Street a blunt warning Wednesday that it should be very worried about a political crisis that has shut down the government and could trigger a US debt default. Obama said he was “exasperated” by the budget impasse in Congress, in an interview with CNBC…

Republicans Trying To Gaslight The Public On The Shutdown

Republicans think you are stupid. If a terrorist group takes a hostage, rest assured that 99% of people will blame the terrorist group if the hostage is hurt or killed, and not the hostage’s allies who were not in a position to give in to the outrageous demands of terrorists.…

Tourists face shutdown deadline to leave national parks

Hundreds of tourists staying in landmark US national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon face a deadline Thursday to leave due to the government shutdown. The National Park Service closed its gates on its 401 sites as soon as the shutdown went into effect Tuesday morning, leaving visitors —…

Obama to meet with congressional leaders over government shutdown

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called congressional leaders to a White House meeting, providing a glimmer of hope for movement on day two of a crippling government shutdown. The White House is squaring off with Republican rivals in Congress over how to fund federal agencies, many of which are…

Obama urges Republicans to back down as shutdown set to enter second day

The political deadlock that forced the closure large portions of the US government on Tuesday, bringing financial uncertainty to hundreds of thousands of federal workers, appeared likely to enter a second day without a resolution. As national landmarks were barricaded, museums closed, and hundreds of thousands of employers were placed…

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