By Mark Tapscott | 10/12/13 02:36 PM
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz has been the public face of the movement to spare America the miseries of Obamacare by defunding it, but the guy behind the strategy is anything but a household name. Meet Michael Needham, aka "Mr. Shutdown." Why is there is a government shutdown? "I think...
By Mark Tapscott | 10/11/13 08:54 AM
So, President Obama finally inched away from his immoveable-mind position of "No negotiations, period" to sit down with 18 Republican congressional leaders Thursday and ... talk. The government shutdown is in its second week, the Oct. 17 debt ceiling deadline beyond which lies catastrophe,...
By Mark Tapscott | 10/10/13 11:28 AM
President Obama, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi have described the consequences of the U.S. defaulting in the wake of a congressional refusal to authorize a hike in the debt ceiling as “catastrophic.”
By Mark Tapscott | 10/09/13 08:02 AM
A remarkable story appeared a few days ago in the news section of the San Jose Mercury News, which serves the Silicon Valley and Bay Area of San Francisco.
By Mark Tapscott | 10/08/13 08:30 AM
It was utterly predictable that liberal activists and their traditional media allies would claim that Republicans will lose their House majority in 2014 as a result of the government shutdown.
By Mark Tapscott | 10/07/13 07:57 AM
Is President Obama so obsessed with making the government shutdown as painful as possible while putting the blame for it on Republicans that he will use missing children to score political points?
By Mark Tapscott | 10/04/13 09:04 AM
Headlines have been dominated this week by the government shutdown, but some things apparently really never do change, things like federal spending, waste, fraud and abuse.
By Mark Tapscott | 10/03/13 11:47 AM
Historians may someday refer to Oct. 2, 2013, as the day President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid began losing the Obamacare Shutdown. First, it was Reid trashing CNN reporter Dana Bash for having the temerity to ask the Senate's top Democrat why he wouldn't allow a vote on a...
By Charlie Spiering | 10/02/13 03:43 PM
Washington Examiner Executive Editor Mark Tapscott and Fox News political analyst Juan Williams discussed Obamacare and the government shutdown on Fox News' "Happening Now" on Wednesday. Tapscott said the proper context for understanding the debate was the insistence of President Obama and...
By Mark Tapscott | 10/02/13 10:44 AM
If nothing so focuses the mind as the prospect of being hanged in the morning, then being declared non-essential in a government shutdown must do the same thing for federal bureaucrats. The horror of the "non-essential" label was so great in fact that the Office of Personnel Management, which...
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