What a circus. Get some pop corn and enjoy the show.
Government Shutdown Now Certain: Next House Vote After Deadline
For the second time in one month, the US government will be shut down... if only for 3-6 hours, and potentially much longer. As we explained earlier, a last minute Senate vote to approve the bipartisan "budget-busting, cap-lifting, debt-ceiling extending" two year budget deal is on hold at the moment as Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul prevents its advancement. Furthermore, as discussed earlier, the White House has instructed critical agencies to begin shutdown preparations for a government shutdown should a deal not be reached before midnight when the funding lapse expires. This now appears certain because as Bloomberg ... (full story)