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Durbin Doubles-Down on Likely Lie

Over the weekend, IL Democrat Sen. Dick Durbin took to Facebook to make the outrageous claim that a House GOP Leader told President Obama, "I cannot stand to look at you" during negotiations on the budget shutdown. Aides to House GOP leaders swiftly rebutted the claim. Their statements were verified by WH Spokesman Jay Carney, who said the alleged exchange "didn't happen." Durbin, nevertheless, is sticking by his story. Oct 24, 2013 4:38 AM PT

Days Later, Democrats Adopt GOP Plan On ObamaCare

Last week, Congress voted to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling overcoming Republican demands to delay the implementation of ObamaCare for one year. On Wednesday, just days after Democrats overcame the GOP demands, Democrat lawmakers are suggesting the government should delay ObamaCare. Yes, the irony is rich. Oct 23, 2013 2:21 PM PT

White House: Durbin Lied About GOP

Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin, who amazingly is the number 2 Democrat in the Senate, took to his Facebook account over the weekend to make the outrageous claim that a House GOP Leader told President Obama that he "cannot stand to look at" him. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney dismissed Durbin's claim, saying the incident "didn't happen." Oct 23, 2013 12:29 PM PT

Durbin: GOP Leader 'Cannot Stand to Look At' Obama

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, the number 2 Democrat in the Senate, made an outrageous claim on his Facebook page this weekend. The Illinois Democrat claimed that during a recent negotiation over the government shutdown, a House GOP leader told President Obama that "I cannot even stand to look at you." Oct 23, 2013 8:44 AM PT

Charlie Crist Uninvited from GOP Rep's Funeral

Many members of Congress will travel to Florida Thursday, to attend the funeral of Rep. Bill Young, the longest serving GOP member in the House. One person who won't be attending is former GOP Governor Charlie Crist. Young's widow asked the former Republican to not attend the funeral. Oct 22, 2013 1:07 PM PT

Miss: Just 148k New Jobs in September

The Labor Department reported Tuesday that the economy added just 148k new jobs in September, down from a revised 193k jobs added in August. The report, which had been delayed by the government shutdown, was a disappointment. Economists had expected the economy to add over 180k jobs last month. The unemployment dipped a notch to 7.2%, as more Americans left the labor force. Oct 22, 2013 5:38 AM PT

ObamaCare Is Worse Than the Website

On Monday, President Obama spoke outside the White House, defending the roll-out of his signature legislative achievement, ObamaCare, aka the Affordable Care Act. He dismissed growing concerns about the launch of the health insurance exchanges by noting that the law "is not a website." As National Journal noted, however, launching the website was the "easy part." ObamaCare can go downhill very quickly. Oct 21, 2013 10:25 AM PT

GOP Establishment Lost All Credibility In Fiscal Fight

To fully understand the state of play in the Republican party, look no further than Sens. Mike Enzi (WY) and Pat Roberts (KS). Both are reliable, mainstream conservatives, yet neither have a record of seeking a fight or standing on principle. Think Orrin Hatch, without the tab-collars. Both, however, stood with Ted Cruz in the fight over ObamaCare. Not coincidentally, both face serious primary challengers. Oct 18, 2013 8:11 AM PT

McConnell Preemptively Surrenders On Budget Fights

In the aftermath of the Republican surrender on the government spending and debt fight, Senate GOP Leader went to legacy media outlet The Hill, to promise that Republicans would never again shut down the government over ObamaCare. Make no mistake, he and other Republicans "hate, detest and despise" ObamaCare, they just want to assure you that they won't do anything about it. Oct 17, 2013 7:13 PM PT

Obama Wins Reprieve for Status Quo

On Thursday, the federal government reopened, ending the partial government shutdown. The Treasury has new borrowing authority to continue its deficit spending. The House and the Senate reached agreement to convene a conference committee to discuss longer-term budget issues. The media will herald this as a win for Obama, but it is more like a reprieve. The deal agreed to late Wednesday simply preserves the budget status quo for a handful of months. Oct 17, 2013 5:56 AM PT

Congress Clears Government Spending, Debt Hike

On Wednesday night, Congress cleared the last hurdle to end the partial government shutdown and lift the nation's debt ceiling. Just hours after the Senate cleared the agreement, the House voted to accept the deal negotiated by Sens. Reid and McConnell. President Obama is expected to sign the agreement into law in advance of Thursday's debt ceiling deadline. Oct 16, 2013 7:52 PM PT

Exclusive: Legislative Summary, Full Text of Senate Debt Deal Revealed

Breitbart News has obtained a legislative summary of the provisions in the Senate deal to reopen government and extend the debt ceiling. Currently, Senate staff are able to review the summary and legislative text in the Senate cloakroom, but aren't allowed to retain a copy or make it public. In the interest of transparency, we have included the document below. Oct 16, 2013 2:24 PM PT

Cruz: I Won't Delay Debt Deal

As Senate Leaders announced a final deal to reopen government and temporarily lift the debt ceiling, Sen. Ted Cruz told reporters on Capitol Hill that he would not block Senate consideration of the agreement. Cruz's move makes it likely that the Senate can quickly consider and pass its agreement before the Thursday debt ceiling deadline. Oct 16, 2013 9:30 AM PT

Sen. Ayotte: Cruz Should Give Up Already

On Wednesday, NH GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte urged Sen. Ted Cruz to not utilize his rights to object to a Senate deal reopening the government and lifting the debt ceiling. To quickly approve a deal, the Senate needs unanimous consent. If any Senator objects to the deal, the Senate would have to invoke cloture, adding a couple days until final passage of a deal. Oct 16, 2013 8:09 AM PT

Surrender: House Will Vote First on Senate Debt Deal

Like rubbing salt in an open wound, it was announced Wednesday that the House would vote first on any Senate deal to reopen government and lift the debt ceiling. The move to pass a deal that many conservatives see as a capitulation, indicates that Congress is moving quickly to put the debate behind it. With the House moving first, Reid can avoid some procedural hurdles to send a deal quickly to President Obama. Oct 16, 2013 7:38 AM PT

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