Randy Shaw: Will Tea Party Republicans let Boehner hold a vote on Obama’s top priority issue — immigration reform — or will their increased post-shutdown animosity toward the President prevent such action?
"In order to simply reopen the government, the Republicans wanted sequester-level funding. Then they wanted to end Obamacare. Now they want to make major cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid." -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
These articles address the Republican led government shutdown.
David Love: With only a week left until a potentially apocalyptic default on the federal debt, which could wreck the world economy, the approval rating of the Tea-Party-led Congress is at an abysmal all-time low, hovering somewhere between 5 percent and 11 percent, depending on who you ask. Apparently, and not surprisingly, hostage taking does not count as productive work by the American people.