House Stenographer Escorted Off Floor While Ranting About ConstitutionLast night, as the House of Representatives were voting to end the 16-day government shutdown, things were briefly interrupted after a stenographer started to rant on the dais.
Cruz: 'Imagine A Different World If All 46 Senate Republicans Had Stood Together'Fool's errand or heroic stand? The bipartisan compromise on Wednesday to avoid a financial default and end a 16-day partial government shutdown cast a spotlight on Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah, who had precipitated the crises with their demand that President Barack Obama gut his 3-year-old health care law.
Pre-Shutdown Rule Change Prevents House Members From Calling Vote on Clean CRA video posted on Representative Chris Van Hollen's (D-Md.) YouTube account Oct. 12 has gone viral as the government shutdown and Congressional impasse continues. Entitled "The GOP's little rule change they hoped you wouldn't notice," the video features Van Hollen, who represents Maryland's 8th District discussing a House Rules Committee change that was put in place on Sept. 30.
Shutdown Diverts Butterflies from SmithsonianThe Science Museum of Western Virginia is getting some unexpected visitors because of the ongoing impasse in Congress.
Ford's Theatre in DC Reopening With Private Funds Ford's Theatre is reopening its doors and resuming performances with private funding, even though the government shutdown is continuing into a third week.
Dem Group Runs Ads Tying GOP Lawmakers To 'Tea Party Shutdown'An outside Democratic group is airing television ads in 10 Republican-held congressional districts tying lawmakers to the tea party and the ongoing federal government shutdown.
Cooper To House Republican: 'You're Not On Fox News'“When you’re not on a Fox News, you get contentious interviews. When you’re not on MSNBC and a liberal, you get contentious interviews.”
Shutdown Means No New Beer From Craft BreweriesThe federal government shutdown could leave America's craft brewers with a serious hangover.

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