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US Senate rejects budget bill

Sep 30 2013, 4:08pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported.

Washington, Oct 1 — The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported. The...

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US Senate rejects budget bill

Sep 30 2013, 4:08pm CDT | by IANS

Washington, Oct 1 (IANS) The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported.

Washington, Oct 1 — The US Senate Monday rejected a budget bill, cleared by the lower house of the US Congress earlier, with barely hours to go to avert a US government's shutdown, BBC reported.

The Democratic-led Senate, the upper house, voted 54-46 against the bill, which would fund the government only if President Barack Obama's healthcare law were delayed a year.

Also, the Senate eliminated the provision repealing a tax on medical devices that are intended to help finance the healthcare law.

The vote left little progress toward reaching an agreement on funding the government by midnight Monday, when the current fiscal year expires.

In case, no agreement is reached by midnight (04.00 GMT), the government will close all non-essential federal services. The shutdown would be the first in 17 years in the US.

The US shutdown would send over 700,000 federal workers home while closing down national parks, museums, federal buildings and services.

Though the nation's 1.4 million active-duty uniformed military personnel would stay on duty, about half of the defence department's 800,000 civilian employees would have to stop work.

There is a blanket exception for activities that "provide for the national security".

But where employees are needed to work, they may have to do so without pay: "Military and other civilians directed to work would be paid retroactively once the lapse of appropriation ends," said Defence Department Comptroller Robert Hale.

Republicans in the House of Representatives - and their allies in the Senate - have demanded the law be repealed or stripped of funding as a condition for continuing to fund the government.

Major portions of the law, passed in 2010 and has been validated by the US Supreme Court, are due to take effect Tuesday.

The Senate, or the upper house of the US Congress has several exclusive powers not granted to the House.

It includes consenting to treaties as a pre-condition to their ratification and consenting to or confirming appointments of Cabinet secretaries, federal judges, other federal executive officials, military officers, regulatory officials, ambassadors, and other federal uniformed officers, as well as trial of federal officials impeached by the House.

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GOP Governor's Office Blasts The AP After His Quote About Obamacare Causes Political Firestorm

Oct 21 2014 2:32pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) caused a stir Monday night after he made comments to The Associated Press about the Affordable Care Act in which he seemed to criticize the law's Republican opponents. Kasich, who is frequently mentioned as a possible GOP presidential candidate in 2016, was quoted in an AP story saying a repeal of the law was "not going to happen." He later called the AP, along with multiple other outlets, to say h ...
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Write Your Own Anthony Weiner Joke, People

Oct 21 2014 2:28pm CDT | Source: The Daily Caller

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SG unanimously creates committee to address sexual assault

Oct 21 2014 3:07am CDT | Source: Daily Free Press

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The Progressive Pajama Boy Era is Over

Oct 20 2014 4:42pm CDT | Source: Canada Free Press

Obama’s approval ratings and MSNBC’s viewer ratings are in a close race to the bottom of Death Valley. It’s only a question of which set of obnoxious hipsters with a head full of bad policy ideas and no real life experience will be fired first; the Maddow crew or the White House staff. ...
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Marco Rubio Plans To Introduce A Bill To Ban Visas From Countries Affected By The Ebola Epidemic

Oct 20 2014 2:47pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) plans to introduce legislation that would ban new visas for people from the three countries affected by the Ebola epidemic; Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. In a statement from his office on Monday, Rubio described a visa ban as a "common sense" restriction.  "While Ebola’s deadly reach has proven to be a complex and unique international challenge, the many uncertainti ...
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​McCain faults Obama's Ebola czar pick

Oct 20 2014 8:01am CDT | Source: Business Journal of Phoenix

Arizona Senator John McCain and other Republicans are not happy with President Barack Obama's pick of Ron Klain as Ebola czar. McCain also wants restrictions on travelers coming from African countries where there have been more than 9,000 cases of Ebola and 4,500 deaths. The Arizona lawmaker wants those from Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria traveling to the U.S. to be quarantined for 21 days and undergo blood tests. McCain told Fox News Kl ...
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POLL: Key Voters Say US 'Out Of Control Right Now'

Oct 20 2014 6:52am CDT | Source: Business Insider

A new poll of competitive House and Senate districts found a strong majority — 64% — of likely voters says the US is "out of control right now" when asked how they feel about their country. In comparison, only 36% of respondents in the the Politico survey agreed with the statement: "I'm confident that the U.S. is in a good position to meet its economic and national security challenges." There are mult ...
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