Originally published on Wed October 2, 2013 5:56 pm
The old line in Washington is that the "establishment" controls everything.
But the fights that have resulted in the government shutdown have turned that cliche upside down.
This time, it's the Tea Party and its allies in Congress calling the shots. The "establishment" — on Capitol Hill and in the business community — has so far been on the outs.
You can hear the frustration in the voice of 11-term Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., as he runs a gantlet of reporters at the Capitol.
"I'm just more concerned about there not being a clean CR," he says amid the hubbub.
Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 8:48 am
The Senate's votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.
And it's been mostly the same story in the House.
Originally published on Tue October 1, 2013 9:15 am
Both of the Hillary Clinton biopics that drew protests from the Republican National Committee have now been canceled before even being made.
Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 8:09 pm
With just hours to go before a potential government shutdown, President Obama said there is still a window to avert it.
"There's still an opportunity, during the course of this day to avert a shutdown and make sure that we are paying our bills," Obama said in an interview with NPR.
But when asked if any proposal from the House is closer to something he would approve, Obama said flatly, "No."
Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 3:07 pm
With the seeming certainty of a federal shutdown at the stroke of midnight, there's been some polling in the past week or so aimed at divining the political fallout.
Who will be blamed?
Will it be House Republicans, with their unyielding efforts to defund and delay Obamacare, or Democrats (and President Obama) who will be viewed as unwilling to compromise?
Here's a short guide to some recent polling: