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Exclusive: Pisgah Inn Owner: National Park Service 'Out There with Lights Flashing Right Now'

On Thursday, the Pisgah Inn, which holds a concession on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville, North Carolina, announced that it would defy the National Park Service’s order to close up, and would open doors for business on Friday. On Friday morning, NPS rangers showed up, lights swirling, to close down the business and turn away its customers, supposedly thanks to the government shutdown. Oct 4, 2013 11:12 AM PT

GAFFE: Obama Condemns Labor Strikes with Shutdown Analogy

On Thursday, President Obama launched into yet another broadside against Republicans over the government shutdown while in campaign mode in Rockville, Maryland speaking to a construction company. Oddly, after veering off teleprompter, he likened Republicans shutting down the government to striking workers shutting down a business. Oct 3, 2013 10:26 AM PT

Divide and Conquer: Politico Cites Unnamed Republican Senator to Blast Cruz

Left-wing Politico, in its latest attempt to scuttle burgeoning Republican momentum on the government shutdown, has launched an all-out hit piece on Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), completely with anonymous quotes from a Republican senator. The title: “Government shutdown 2013: Ted Cruz blasted by angry GOP colleagues.” Oct 2, 2013 7:31 PM PT

The Hill: Congress 'Following Cruz's Playbook'

On Wednesday, The Hill reported that House Republicans were “following [Sen. Ted] Cruz’s playbook” as the shutdown continued. “GOP leaders on Tuesday introduced a series of bills to fund specific parts of the government in lieu of one sweeping package — a strategy Cruz had floated a week ago and promoted again Monday night as the government was closing its doors,” The Hill reported. Oct 2, 2013 12:00 PM PT

House Committee: Obama Selectively Closed Most Popular Tourist Memorials

According to the House Committee on Natural Resources, the Obama administration has taken the unusual step of shutting down only the most popular tourist memorials in the nation’s capital, including the World War II Memorial, the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, and the National Mall. Other, lesser-visited sites, have been left open. Oct 2, 2013 11:51 AM PT

White House: Tea Party 'Holding The Economy Hostage'

Asked what the point of a meeting between President Obama and Republicans over the government shutdown was if President Obama had no intention of budging on the funding of the government, White House press secretary Jay Carney had no answer. Oct 2, 2013 11:37 AM PT

Carney Stonewalls on Funding Parks and Monuments Reopening: 'It's a Gimmick'

Confronted on why President Obama and Democrats refuse to support standalone funding for reopening national monuments, White House press secretary Jay Carney dismissed concerns about that issue, suggesting the entire government had to be funded all at once – even after President Obama signed into law specific funding for national defense. Oct 2, 2013 11:17 AM PT

DNI Clapper Backs Cruz: Fund Intelligence Services Piecemeal

In consonance with the Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) strategy of funding the government piecemeal and forcing the Senate to vote up or down on specific funding for specific branches of the federal government, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Wednesday endorsed the notion of standalone funding for the intelligence services. Oct 2, 2013 11:09 AM PT

Narrative Fail: Media Forced to Acknowledge Obamacare Failures on Shutdown Day

On Tuesday evening, left-wing Politico ran a headline story encapsulating the theme of the day: “Government closed, Obamacare falters.” That message marked a massive loss for the Obama administration, which has claimed that Obamacare’s implementation could not be delayed, and used that rationale as an excuse to reject the House’s proposal for a one-year delay in favor of a government shutdown. Oct 1, 2013 6:17 PM PT

Netanyahu Alters Reagan Formula on Iran: 'Distrust, Dismantle, and Verify'

Speaking at the United Nations on the subject of Iranian nuclear ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu altered Ronald Reagan’s famous statement on Soviet militarism, “trust but verify.” Instead, Netanyahu said, the world should “distrust, dismantle, and verify.” Oct 1, 2013 11:32 AM PT

WWII Vets Storm WWII Memorial Site, Ignoring Government Shutdown

On Tuesday, the federal government closed down the World War II Memorial after a government shutdown went into effect. That did not stop an Honor Flight of World War II veterans from moving barriers to the memorial to visit anyway. Oct 1, 2013 9:43 AM PT

Google Features Yosemite Birthday Graphic as Park Shuts Down

Tuesday marked the 123rd birthday of Yosemite National Park, prompting Google to feature a graphic of the park – and, not coincidentally, to remind Americans that Yosemite is closed thanks to the government shutdown. Oct 1, 2013 9:32 AM PT

Surrender: NBC, CNN Cancel Hillary Miniseries, Documentary

On Monday, in a total surrender to the Republican National Committee, both CNN and NBC pulled their planned Hillary Clinton propaganda flicks. First, CNN announced that it would be cancelling its Clinton infomercial documentary to be produced by Hillary ally Charles Ferguson; now, NBC has declared that it will dump its planned Diane Lane vehicle about the former First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State. Sep 30, 2013 2:33 PM PT

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