Actor and “Ambassador-at-large for Haiti” Sean Penn said that “there’s a mental health problem in Congress,” and stated that Tea Party issues could be resolved by “committing them by executive order.”
Democrats controlling the Senate proposed Tuesday to avoid future showdowns over the so-called debt ceiling by giving the president authority to authorize additional federal borrowing unless Congress can muster veto-proof margins to block him.
Americans’ confidence in the economy fell this month to the lowest level since April, as many worried about the impact of a 16-day partial government shutdown. The decline could weigh on spending and economic growth.
A slice of corporate America thinks Tea Partyers have overstayed their welcome in Washington and should be shown the door in next year’s congressional elections.
A year after losing a presidential race many Republicans thought was winnable, the party arguably is in worse shape than before. The GOP is struggling to control tensions between its tea party and establishment wings and watching approval ratings sink to record lows.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says this month’s partial government shutdown and his key role in it were a success: They got people talking.
District of Columbia officials are set to detail the ways in which the city was affected by the federal government shutdown.
The 16-day partial government shutdown is all but certain to figure prominently in Thursday’s final sparring match between candidates in the governor’s race. And that could be a problem for Republican Ken Cuccinelli.
Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says that it’s “unbelievable” that The White House did not know of technical problems with the health care websites prior to launch.
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., claims one GOP leader acted in a disrespectful manner toward President Barack Obama during a meeting over the government shutdown.