A group of military veterans who took part in the "Million Veterans March" are furious that the Tea Party took over their demonstration for political reasons. The group was in Washington, D.C. to protest the closure of the World War II memorial during the federal government shut down, but claimed that they were apolitical and did not want the Tea Party to take part in the demonstration. The group wrote on their Facebook page that they were "disheartened that some would seek to hijack the narrative for political gain."
House Republicans forced a shutdown of the Federal Government after President Obama and Senate Democrats held firm in rejecting their extreme and unreasonable demands to gut Obamacare in exchange for keeping the government open. In a statement from the Rose Garden, President Obama said that Republicans have "shut down the government over an ideological crusade to deny affordable health care to millions of Americans."
Federal Government Shutdown News & Opinion Articles
|Sun Sep 20, 2015 | politico.com|
I've been predicting since July that the irreconcilable differences between Democrats and Republicans on several key issues — only some of which have anything to do with...
|Mon Mar 02, 2015 | vox.com|
America's constitutional democracy is going to collapse.
Some day — not tomorrow, not next year, but probably sometime before runaway climate change forces us to seek a...
|Sat Feb 28, 2015 | economist.com|
THE countdown was a nail-biter. At midnight tonight, barring any sort of last-minute deal, around 30,000 employees of the Department of Homeland Security were going to be...
|Thu Jan 30, 2014 | thedailybeast.com|
Sunday, on CBS’ Face the Nation, the junior senator from the State of Oblivion said—and I’m not making this up—“I didn’t threaten to shut down the government the last time....
|Fri Dec 27, 2013 | washingtonpost.com|
The Republican Party, which should have the wind at its back, enters 2014 in disarray bordering on open warfare.
President Obama and the Democrats have had, let’s face...
Government Shutdown Videos
|Wed Oct 09, 2013|
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses the government shutdown on The Ed Schultz Show.
|Fri Sep 20, 2013|
As the government inches closer to a shutdown, CNN's Margaret Conley shows us what could be affected.