Tag archive for ‘government shutdown’
By Brandon Jones On Saturday, February 28th, 2015

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

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

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...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 21st, 2014

Russia ‘liquidates’ church for holding Sunday School without permission

The Harvest Church of St. Petersburg, Russia was closed by the Russian government without warning. Government officials reported that the church was conducting “unregistered educational activities,” More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, December 20th, 2013

Biggest Political Hypocrites of 2013: Marco Rubio on Obamacare, Mitch McConnell on shutdown

Many critics would target the President of democrats over different sound bites or comments during 2013, but two major hypocritical moves by two high profile republicans were extremely significant. Photo/Congressional More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, December 12th, 2013

New Budget Deal: Spend now, call taxes ‘fees’ and save $2 billion per year over ten years, it’s ‘Mickey Mouse’

FOX News calls the new budget agreement as a “step in the right direction” as the $20 billion is being reported as an impactful step in the right direction against the massive $17 trillion dollar debt.photo/donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 28th, 2013

Dispatch Radio: Global Dispatch News, Duellyn Pandis on flu shots, travel health and Mike Smith with Movie News

OCTOBER 19 Duellyn Pandis, RN, BSN, President & CEO, Passport Health of Tampa Bay to discuss flu shots and travel health Passport Health Mike Smith, MediaMikes.com, to talk movies Carrie Movie Review Escape More...

By Jinkie Barendse On Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Ellen DeGeneres gives Sarah Hoidahl, waitress, $10K for paying furloughed soldiers’ bill

A waitress in New Hampshire got a shock as popular TV host Ellen DeGeneres “tipped” the single mom $10,000 after learning that the woman paid the lunch bill for two furloughed National Guard soldiers. The two More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Mitch McConnell gets ‘Kentucky Kickback’ with dam deal, $2 billion earmark

The bill that ended the government shutdown and prevented the trip over the fiscal cliff Wednesday night also included a $2 billion spending earmark for a dam in Kentucky. Critics are targeting Senate leader Mitch More...

By Robert On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

National Park Service Director: ‘America’s 401 national parks are open for business’

 National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced that as a result of the passage of a continuing resolution providing federal appropriations, the National Park Service have resumed operations More...

By Brandon Jones On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Obama: shutdown ‘inflicted unnecessary damage to economy’ as Biden takes EPA workers snacks

The government shutdown and threat of a rumored US default before the debt ceiling was raised “inflicted completely unnecessary damage (to) our economy,” President Obama said Thursday morning at the More...

By Butter Bracco On Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Charles Rangel compares House GOP to ‘Confederates’ shocking CNN host

New York Rep. Charles Rangel shocked even those on the left Tuesday with his strange analogy of comparing the House Republicans with the Confederates of the American Civil War. Portrait of US Rep. Charles B Rangel More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Senate reaches short term deal to end shutdown, raise debt ceiling until 2014

Back the House goes the debate on raising the debt ceiling and ending the partial government shutdown. The Senate has struck a deal to fund the government to January 15 and raise the debt ceiling to extend spending More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

House Republicans sing ‘impressive’ three verses of ‘Amazing Grace’

House Republicans opened a debt limit meeting Tuesday morning with a group singing of “Amazing Grace.” “All three verses, without the words written out,” Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) told More...

By Brandon Jones On Wednesday, October 16th, 2013
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President Obama avoids answering reporter’s question on blame for the government shutdown

President Obama avoided another difficult question this week on the government shutdown photo: screenshot Buffalo speech, mixes up names of local officialsA reporter asked President Barack Obama on Tuesday whether More...

By Brandon Jones On Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Thomas Roberts asks GOP Rep if she hates ‘Obamacare more than’ she loves the country

MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts tried Tuesday to back Republican Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn into a corner by asking her an inflammatory and partisan question. “Let me ask you, when it comes to Obamacare, do you More...

By Brandon Jones On Monday, October 14th, 2013

Rep Louie Gohmert says GOP brand ‘hurt by TARP’ as he is constantly interrupted by Fox host VIDEO

During a tense interview between Fox News anchor Arthel Neville and Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, Gohmert responds to the assertion that Republicans have done nothing to resolve the government shutdown. photo donkeyhotey More...

By Brandon Jones On Saturday, October 12th, 2013

Obama won’t deal, House takes a break as the Senate leaders talk

Republican leadership told the Republican caucus during a Saturday morning meeting that the president will not accept their proposal to raise the debt limit for six weeks. photo donkeyhotey donkeyhotey.wordpress.com House More...



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