By Mark Tapscott | 10/15/13 09:07 AM
As the sun rises on Day 15 of the partial government shutdown, the guy with the toughest job in town is House Speaker John Boehner.
By Charlie Spiering | 10/14/13 12:52 PM
What happens when former Democratic National Committee spokesman Karen Finney and Washington Examiner Executive Editor Mark Tapscott talk about the politics of the government shutdown on her new MSNBC weekend talkathon, "Disrupt with Karen Finney"? She opens with the common-sense observation...
By Mark Tapscott | 10/14/13 08:58 AM
Healthcare.gov, the Obamacare website, has been live for barely two weeks and has operated so poorly during its short existence that it seems certain to replace the Pentagon's infamous $600 toilet seats as the face of federal waste and fraud.
By Mark Tapscott | 10/13/13 11:36 AM
If reports of Republican panic on Capitol Hill are accurate, a big reason is likely the latest NBC/Wall Street Journal survey, which purports to show the public overwhelmingly disapproves of the GOP's role in the government shutdown. And on the surface, the news does indeed look grim for the...
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?
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