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Senate Democrats Pass 'National Chess Week' Resolution

Senate Democratic leadership refused to consider a resolution (H.R. 3220), supported by Senator Ted Cruz (R - TX) on Friday , to make continuing appropriations during the government shutdown and provide pay and allowances to members of the reserve components of the military, among other piecemeal bills proposed by House Republicans.  However, the Democrats fully supported a (S.R. 266) and unanimously voted on a resolution to designate  the week of October 7 through 13, 2013, as “National Chess Week." : Oct 4, 2013 3:02 PM PT

Dem Attributes Obamacare Glitches to 'Millions' of Applicants Overloading System

Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) told Breitbart News on Tuesday he was unaware of the glitches individuals were experiencing when they attempted to apply for healthcare insurance on the Obamacare insurance exchanges but claimed the popularity of the exchanges was probably the reason for any issues. Oct 2, 2013 5:35 PM PT

Report: McAuliffe Campaign Accepted $120,000 from Firm Linked to Arms Deals

The McAuliffe campaign was given $120,000 in campaign contributions from a company connected to shady arms deals in West Africa, Talking Points Memo is reporting. According to TPM, The Liberian International Ship And Corporate Registry (LISCR) donated to McAuliffe twice in the last 12 months. Those campaign contributions were the only donations made by LISCR in Virginia in the last ten years: Oct 2, 2013 1:46 AM PT

Congressman Shows Obamacare Exchanges Crash Minutes After Launch

Congressman Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) tweeted out a photo at 12:09 AM EST showing the Obamcare exchanges website was down, nine minutes after various federal government offices shut down and the Affordable Care Act exchanges went into effect. Oct 1, 2013 3:37 AM PT

Fast & Furious Lawsuit Survives DOJ Move for Dismissal

A U.S. District Court Judge denied the Justice Department's motion to dismiss the House of Representatives’ lawsuit demanding administration documents related to the Operation Fast and Furious gun walking scandal. Sep 30, 2013 8:04 PM PT

Rep. Peter King Calls Ted Cruz a 'Con Man'

Congressman Peter King (R-NY) had some choice words for Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Monday night following a vote on the House floor. When asked by Breitbart News why he had such harsh feeling toward the junior senator from Texas, King replied, "He’s a con man. He knew this was going nowhere." Sep 30, 2013 6:06 PM PT

GOP Whip McCarthy Confident Government Won't Shut Down

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says he is not concerned there will be a government shutdown, as the House has done its part and the responsibility to pass a spending bill now rests on the Senate. Sep 29, 2013 4:16 PM PT

McAuliffe's Gun Control Push Endangers Women

Terry McAuliffe officially renewed his call for an “assault weapons” ban in the Commonwealth during a Virginia gubernatorial debate Wednesday night. The Democratic nominee confirmed this when he said he had not changed his mind on the issue and would push to bring back gun-restrictive laws to Virginia, similar to those recently passed in Colorado this year. Sep 28, 2013 8:02 AM PT

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