Post Tagged with: "debt ceiling"

Matt Drudge Predicts Nancy Pelosi Will Become Speaker After 2014 Elections

Matt Drudge Predicts Nancy Pelosi Will Become Speaker After 2014 Elections

Matt Drudge, who runs right-leaning Drudge Report, seems to be suggesting that Nancy Pelosi will become the next Speaker of the House after the Democrats win back control of the House of Representatives in the 2014 elections. The photo mocking current House Speaker John Boehner seems to confirm his views: […]

by Janet Shan· · Politics, Today's Headlines
GOP BOWS:  Bipartisan Deal Reached to Open Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

GOP BOWS: Bipartisan Deal Reached to Open Government, Raise Debt Ceiling

***GOP’S TOTAL SURRENDER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA AND DEMOCRATS*** GOP BOWS:  Under terms of the Senate agreement, the government would be funded through January 15 and the debt ceiling would be raised until February 7. Sen. Ted Cruz has said he would not block the Senate vote. Um, wonder what got […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown
President Obama Does Play Hardball as John Boehner Hits Panic Button

President Obama Does Play Hardball as John Boehner Hits Panic Button

The media was always quick to say President Obama doesn’t play hardball. Well, he did this time around by telling Republicans led by Teahadist Ted Cruz that he wasn’t negotiating. He dared them to shutdown the government and default. The shutdown has been disastrous for the US Congress, but particularly […]

BOW:  House GOP Leadership Mulls Voting 1st on Senate Deal to End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

BOW: House GOP Leadership Mulls Voting 1st on Senate Deal to End Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

GOP BROWN-SHIRTS BOWING TO OBAMA:  House GOP leadership considering voting first on Senate deal to reopen US government and lift debt ceiling. Politico reports that such a move would speed-up the bipartisan deal developed by Sens. Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell. Talk about a complete and unconditional surrender of the […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown, Latest News
Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations

Poll: 74% of Americans Disapprove of Republicans’ Handling of Budget Negotiations

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 74% of Americans disapprove of the way Republicans in Congress are handling negotiations over the budget. That’s up from 63 percent since the start of the shutdown after hitting 70 percent last week. Disapproval of congressional Democrats has also risen by a smaller amount […]

White Flag: John Boehner to Ask House GOP for Short-Term Debt Ceiling Hike

White Flag: John Boehner to Ask House GOP for Short-Term Debt Ceiling Hike

WHITE FLAG OR BS:  After putting the country on a dangerous path to financial ruin, House Speaker John Boehner is now ready to ask House Republicans for a short-term debt ceiling increase — six weeks, to be exact. This comes as some GOP lawmakers, playing economists, claim that the default […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown
Rep. Paul Ryan Angers Conservatives by Failing to Mention Obamacare in WSJ Op-Ed

Rep. Paul Ryan Angers Conservatives by Failing to Mention Obamacare in WSJ Op-Ed

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), once the poster-child of the Republican Party during the 2012 presidential election, has been strangely quiet during the Tea Party-engineered government shutdown over defunding Obamacare. Well, Rep. Ryan wrote an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal detailing how to break the stalemate and the conservatives pounced. […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown, Politics
Poll Finds GOP Disapproval Rating at 70 Percent Over Government Shutdown, Budget Wrangling

Poll Finds GOP Disapproval Rating at 70 Percent Over Government Shutdown, Budget Wrangling

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that 70 percent of Americans disapprove of House Republicans, with 51 percent strongly disapproving, over the government shutdown they engineered. President Obama’s approval rating went up due to strength from moderate Democrats and independents (a key group in any general election). Washington Post: […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown
Some Tea Party Lawmakers Like Rep. Justin Amash Feeling Backlash from Government Shutdown

Some Tea Party Lawmakers Like Rep. Justin Amash Feeling Backlash from Government Shutdown

It seems that some Tea Party lawmakers are feeling the backlash from the Sen. Ted Cruz-engineered government shutdown. Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI), who was instrumental in the government shutdown becoming a reality, seems to be feeling the heat from his constituents. Yeah, the same ones he says want a government […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown
Sen. Ted Cruz on Another Suicide Mission, Wants to Tie Debt Ceiling to Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz on Another Suicide Mission, Wants to Tie Debt Ceiling to Obamacare

Sen. Ted Cruz is on a mission to hold another loaded gun to the heads of Americans. Realizing that the government shutdown he engineered to defund Obamacare is imploding, he now wants to tie it to the debt ceiling, The Hill reports. Um, House Speaker John Boehner also wussed out […]

by Janet Shan· · Government Shutdown, Politics