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By Brandon Jones On Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Senate passes massive spending bill to avoid government shutdown

Senate leaders rolled out a massive two-year budget deal Wednesday, pleasing both parties and preventing a government shutdown, but increases the federal government’s spending. The plan heads to the House. Majority More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 26th, 2018
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Susan Collins recounts the use of the African Talking Stick in the Senate, Lamar Alexander ‘tossed it’

Sen. Susan Collins used her Tuesday morning appearance on CNN to show off her “talking stick” which ignited conversation and some debate across the Internet. screenshot/ CNN “I can show it to you,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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Democrats ‘lost the shutdown’ but attack the GOP with requests for more spending

While the polling on the government shutdown suggested that Democrats were poised to benefit politically from the latest battle in Washington, it was the American people who spoke and sent a different tune to More...

By The Dispatch On Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018
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‘Schumer Shutdown’ ends: ‘Democrats put illegal aliens before’ our military, says Liberty Counsel

The Democratic-led shutdown of the government ended. Democrat Minority Leader Chuck Schumer reversed his blockade of the Continuing Resolution that would continue to allow the federal government to operate. The More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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Bernie Sanders faced with 2013 shutdown remarks: throw ‘Americans out on the street, and we are going to get our way no matter what’

On Friday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) appeared on MSNBC. During his segment, host Ali Velshi played a clip of OMB Director Mick Mulvaney reciting a direct quote from Sanders regarding the 2013 government shutdown: photo/ More...

By Butter Bracco On Sunday, January 21st, 2018
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CNN warns that government shutdown could result in NASA not warning of destructive asteroids hitting the earth

While the debate over the government shutdown continues to be misguided, fueling more immigration talks and none on spending, CNN offered up their own concern: NASA’s asteroid monitoring service. Yes, the More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, January 19th, 2018
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House passed another short-term funding plan, Justin Amash asks ‘When will Republicans start limiting government’

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term funding bill Thursday night to fund the government through February 16, sending the measure to the Senate as lawmakers continue to battle to avoid a government More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Trump angers GOP over CHIP tweet, David Drucker explains the stakes involved

President Trump blew up Republican strategies to keep the government open past Friday when on Thursday morning he said a long-term extension of the popular Children’s Health Insurance Program should not be part More...

By Stephen Nevets On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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Pro-lifers rally, call on President Trump ‘finish the job’

Saturday, April 29, 2017, was President Donald Trump’s 100th day in office and while the mainstream press bemoaned the president and his short tenure thus far, pro-life citizens gathered to urge President Trump More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 10th, 2016
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GOP rejects Obama’s $4.1 trillion budget, secret ‘Black Budget’ requests as debt rises

As the New Hampshire primaries steal the headlines, President Obama submitted his final budget Tuesday, a $4.1 trillion annual budget plan — deemed “dead on arrival” to the Republican-controlled More...

By Laura Jones On Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015
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Franklin Graham bashes GOP on spending bill, funding Planned Parenthood

Evangelist Franklin Graham announced Tuesday he is leaving the Republican Party over the GOP-led spending bill passed last week, calling it “wasteful” and likening funding of Planned Parenthood to Nazi concentration More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, December 20th, 2015
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Marco Rubio skips Senate vote on $1.8 trillion spending bill

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio missed Friday’s Senate vote approving a $1.8 trillion end-of-the-year spending bill and tax package after telling supporters on the presidential campaign that he may try to slow the legislation More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, July 24th, 2015
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Ted Cruz targets Mitch McConnell ‘lies’ and acting like Harry Reid

Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor Friday and charged that Mitch McConnell told a “lie,” escalating his disagreements with GOP leadership as he reviewed issue after issue where Republicans have betrayed their constituents More...

By The Dispatch On Thursday, April 9th, 2015
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Transcript: Rand Paul announces 2016 Presidential run speech

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched his presidential campaign in Louisville Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Here is a transcript of his speech (via Time) “I have a message, a message that is loud and clear and does not More...

By Guest Author On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015
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Will California’s Long-Term Rehab Facilities Lose their Funding–Again?

MediCal was developed in 1965 as a California state companion to the federal Medicaid program created that same year. Such programs were intended to provide medical access to the disabled, the elderly, and to children More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 28th, 2015
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DHS battle will continue for another week after House extension

The House of Representatives brought the nation to the brink of a government shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security as the battle over funding President Obama’s amnesty executive order divides the More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
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Mitch McConnell ‘sells out’ and leads Senate GOP ‘compromise’ on DHS funding

While House Republicans pushed a way to defund President Obama’s Executive Order on immigration, Senate Republicans appear to be finding way to avoid a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015
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Senate Democrats may force government shutdown over DHS, amnesty battle

For the second consecutive day, Senate Democrats blocked their Republican colleagues from bringing a bill to the floor to fund the Department of Homeland Security, which has become the epicenter of disagreement More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 12th, 2014
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House passes $1.1 trillion measure to avoid government shutdown

The Senate vote will be today, but House of Representatives did their part in approving $1.1 trillion in spending to prevent a government shutdown. The bill passed on a 219-206 vote, following an intense lobbying More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 11th, 2014
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Government shutdown: Congress battles ‘Cromnibus,’ debt crisis as new deadline looms

Congress is struggling to pass a massive spending package with less than 12 hours to go before a potential government shutdown. In a sign of just how tough Thursday would be, House Speaker John Boehner had a hard More...


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