China Lectures Obama as Shutdown Enters Week Two With No End in Sight But House Speaker John Boehner vowed not to raise the U.S. debt ceiling without ... Agreement in the Senate would send the tangle of issues back into the House, where the Republican caucus has adopted a hard line on both Obamacare and the debt ceiling. 10/7/2013 - 5:18 am | View Link
Obama: GOP Plan to Tax the Rich Shows Unwillingness to Compromise Boehner's plan to increase taxes on taxable income above $1 ... that "millionaires and billionaires pay their fair share," Obama urged Republicans to "not tangle themselves up in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don't make much sense." 12/19/2012 - 10:27 am | View Link
Obama Holds Press Conference to Brag About Boehner's Confession He's got Boehner's confession. That's what this is about ... The country deserves folks to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good and not tangle themselves up, uh, in a whole bunch of ideological positions that don't make much sense. 12/18/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Obama and Boehner holding firm on tax increases, but some in Congress call for compromise WASHINGTON—While President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner negotiate a deal to avoid a series of automatic tax increases and spending cuts set to begin next year, both camps continue to publicly tangle over whether to increase taxes on the ... 12/6/2012 - 11:12 pm | View Link
Obama and Boehner tangle over debt President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner split over the contentious issue of lifting the nation’s debt limit during a private White House meeting Wednesday that illustrates the rough road ahead in dealing with the nation’s festering fiscal ... 05/17/2012 - 2:32 am | View Link
HuffingtonPost's Big News Pages HuffingtonPost's Big News Pages. Some news is so big it needs its own page. 10/22/2014 - 6:53 pm | View Website
The House, in Rare Unity With Obama, Will Leave the Trail ... The vote, set for Monday, showed how quickly the politics of President Obama’s foreign policy have shifted after he vowed in a speech to the nation to ... 10/22/2014 - 3:33 pm | View Website
Does Jailed Brotherhood leader have goods on Obama ... Barack Obama, Obama, Muslim Brotherhood, Khairat Al-Shater, Saad Al-Shater, Egypt, Benghazi, Libya, Mohammed Mursi, State Department 10/22/2014 - 12:34 pm | View Website
Politics News and U.S. Elections Coverage Get the latest breaking politics news and political coverage of U.S. elections. Get updates on President Obama's White House, Congress and more at ABC News. 10/22/2014 - 2:39 am | View Website
The Clamor for Obama's Impeachment Barack Obama built his presidential campaign on a huge pack of lies. He and his minions engage in prevarication, double-talk, deceptiveness, secrecy, chicanery, and ... 10/21/2014 - 11:05 pm | View Website
One of the tens of thousands of foreclosed houses in Detroit that you can read about here.
At The Atlantic, Rose Hackman writes One-Fifth of Detroit's Population Could Lose Their Homes—Many families could stay put for just a few hundred dollars, if only they knew how to work the system:
As Detroit seeks to leave bankruptcy behind and get back on its feet—ramping up development with construction of a light rail and a new hockey arena that will cost the city hundreds of millions of dollars—it is simultaneously bearing witness to a process that could evict up to 142,000 of its residents, many of whom are too poor to pay their property taxes.
Detroit is 83 percent African-American, and 38 percent of its population lives below the poverty line.
These guys have been doing pretty well and they're in the middle of a tour that's taking them from the U. S. to Europe. Good to see some indie talent getting noticed these days. On top of that, their music video was animated by the very talented Felix Colgrave, an artist whose works became well known on the webste, Newgrounds.com.
Wingnut Rep. Louie Gohmert appeared on right-wing "Christian" radio this Tuesday and went off on a bizarre rant about allowing gays to serve in the military while discussing President Obama's decision to send troops to West Africa to assist with controlling the Ebola outbreak.
From Right Wing Watch: Louie Gohmert: Gays Shouldn't Serve In The Military Because Massages Will Make Them Vulnerable To Terrorism:
Somehow that discussion eventually prompted him to launch into criticism of the repeal of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy in the most perfectly Gohmert-esque fashion imaginable.
"I've had people say, 'Hey, you know, there's nothing wrong with gays in the military.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who got elected four years ago after spending more than $70 million of his own money, is being forced to dip into his own wallet in the final days of his re-election campaign. …
Five of 39 guns "forgotten" by their owners and found by TSA agents at airports across the country, Oct. 10-16. A total of 268 guns were discovered since the last GunFAIL list was published in mid-September.
Okay, it's time to get out of the summer doldrums, already. It's October, and time to get caught up and back to the weekly posting schedule.