|Thursday, October 3, 2013||
BREAKING NEWS: Shots were fired on Capitol Hill this afternoon. Reuters reports that several people were injured. The U.S. Capitol was temporarily locked down and a female suspect is reportedly dead.
|Wednesday, October 2, 2013||
World War II Vets "Storm" Memorial Again
As I reported yesterday, the Obama Administration, citing the government shutdown, has "closed" the World War II Memorial. The Park Police were ordered to shut it down. This was a vicious, mean-spirited act.
The memorial is a circular plaza where visitors simply walk around to read the tributes to the men who defeated Hitler and Hirohito. No federal employees are needed to access the plaza.
|Tuesday, October 1, 2013||
Government Shuts Down, Obamacare Opens
Parts of the federal government shut down today, and Obamacare struggled to ramp up. People attempting to access the Healthcare.gov website this morning, which is running the Obamacare exchange program in 34 states, quickly discovered that the system had crashed, even after three years preparing for the big day. Watch what happened to one MSNBC reporter.
|Monday, September 30, 2013||
Senate Stalls As Shutdown Looms
As expected, Friday afternoon the Senate rejected the House's resolution to keep the government open while defunding Obamacare. But House conservatives stuck to their guns. They worked through the weekend, doing their part to avoid a partial government shutdown at midnight tonight, while taking a second shot at Obamacare.
|Friday, September 27, 2013||
Congress Plays Ping Pong
Just before 1:00 p.m., the Senate voted 79-to-19 to end the Cruz/Lee filibuster of the House resolution that provides short-term funding for the government while defunding Obamacare. Minutes later the Senate voted 54-to-44 to restore full funding for Obamacare. Now Congress gets to play ping pong, with the Senate sending the resolution back to the House of Representatives.
|Thursday, September 26, 2013||
With just four days left until Obamacare's official launch, the Obama Administration announced today that it has been forced to delay online enrollment for small businesses in the so-called "SHOP exchanges." In addition, the Obamacare exchange in the District of Columbia will not be ready on time.
|Wednesday, September 25, 2013||
Kudos To Cruz
Yesterday afternoon Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to the Senate floor vowing to "speak in opposition to Obamacare … until I am no longer able to stand." Still able to stand, his time ran out at noon today. Cruz waged the fourth-longest filibuster in Senate history, calling attention to the failures of Obamacare for more than 21 hours.
|Tuesday, September 24, 2013||
Obama Reaches Out To Iran, Again
During his address to the U.N. General Assembly today, Barack Obama reached out yet again to Iran. Obama used his U.N. speech to announce that he is directing Secretary of State John Kerry to pursue the diplomatic overtures that have been coming from Iran's new president, Hassan Rouhani.
But despite those overtures and nice words, Iran has done nothing of substance to suspend its nuclear weapons program. Obama is being played. And Rouhani has done this before.
|Friday, September 20th, 2013||
Here's another example of "who" I think Barack Obama is. When Obama quickly reversed course and decided to seek congressional approval to strike the Assad regime in Syria for its use of chemical weapons, the most significant political support he received was from Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor.
|Thursday, September 19, 2013||
The Fed's Funny Money
Fed boss Ben Bernanke shocked financial markets yesterday when he announced that the Federal Reserve had decided not to "taper" the "funny money" it was pumping into the economy. The Fed is currently creating $85 billion a month that is then used to buy U.S. Treasury bonds, thus funding our debt.
This is the equivalent of your family being $10,000 in debt and you saying to your spouse, "No problem. I just drew $10,000 on a piece of paper and cut it out so you can take it to the bank."