Posts tagged "government shutdown"

Donald Trump Wants To Shut Down The Government To Defund Planned Parenthood

Donald Trump wants to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood funding, and he may not be alone. …

Robyn Pennacchia / August 4, 2015

Senate Democrats Block Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood

Senate Democrats gathered enough support to block a Republican attempt to defund Planned Parenthood. The bill, S.1881, garnered 53 votes in favor and 46 in opposition, falling short of the 60 votes needed for it to pass.
The entire thing was a waste of time, anyhow: President Obama has voiced his support for Planned Parenthood…

Rebecca Vipond Brink / August 4, 2015

Finally: Senate Deal Announced

Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a bipartisan deal to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling, they announced in Senate floor speeches today. “This is far less than many of us had hoped for frankly,” McConnell said. “But it’s far better than what some had sought.” The deal does not include…

Newser / October 16, 2013

Federal Employees Get Free Vibrators During Government Shutdown

While the Republicans in Congress are busy fucking the country, federal employees who’ve been affected by the government shutdown can fuck themselves thanks to Vibrators.com. The company is shipping 200 vibrators per day to those employees deemed “nonessential,” in hopes of giving them something to do while they “have so much time” on their hands.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 7, 2013

Watch Stephen Colbert Marry A Couple Whose Wedding Was Ruined By The Government Shutdown

Mike Cassesso and MaiLien Le were all set to be married on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial this Saturday, but alas, the ongoing government shutdown got in the way of those plans, as government buildings and national sites like the memorial are closed until Congress gets its damn act together. When Stephen Colbert heard…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 4, 2013