The U.S. Senate adjourned on Thursday until 12:01 a.m. EST (0500 GMT) without approving a budget deal. The current temporary measure funding the U.S. government expires at midnight.
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday reached a two-year bipartisan budget deal worth around $300 billion that would lift caps on defense and domestic government spending in an attempt to end the kind of squabbling over fiscal issues that has plagued Washington for years.
"Will Donald Trump take the reins of his presidency back?" asks Kasie Hunt. The MSNBC host of Kasie DC continued, "It's clear: President Trump and 'the White House' are *not the same* when it comes to these negotiations. That is a stunning reality."
Trump's failure to win passage by the U.S. Congress of a stopgap bill to maintain funding for the federal government further damaged his self-crafted image as a dealmaker who would repair the broken culture in Washington.
President Trump understands what's at stake right now, as we sit on the precipice of a government shutdown: His anniversary party in Mar-a-Lago.
"The right-wing Marxists have teamed up with Pelosi. They're the ones who always team up with Pelosi. They are the Pelosi Republicans."
The truth is that since teabaggers became de facto leaders of the Republican Party, they have contemplated various schemes to shutdown Washington.
Ted Cruz is little more than a figurehead of a much larger conspiracy whose real leaders are teabaggers Charles and David Koch and Jim DeMint
Republican members of Congress and their conservative talking heads are angrily complaining that they did not get anything for shutting down the government shutdown
The Senate theoretically has the Constitutonal power to expel Ted Cruz by a two-thirds vote immediately and with no recourse.
Every one of America's fiscal crises over the past three-and-a-half years is because Republicans refuse to do their jobs of conducting the nation's business.
Tea party Republicans who are willing to commit political suicide to punish the people for electing an African American man as President are in the same league as any extremist terrorist.
Orson Scott Card wrote his 1985 novel about the dangers of manipulating children. He could have easily been writing about the Tea Party.
It's time for the Department of Justice to launch an investigation into the conservative plot to harm the US government and its financial solvency and they must start with the Koch brothers.
It is a sad commentary indeed that a group of anti-government terrorists have, in two years brought shame on a global leader like America because they cannot accept the results of an election.
Republicans exposed themselves as the traitors they are because about 70% of the 86,000 civilians employed at 16 U.S. intelligence agencies have been furloughed.
With no end goal in mind, the Tea Party blindly led Republicans over a political cliff that will ultimately undermine a key Republican stance.
The current Republican government shutdown is what teabaggers came to Washington to do; "break the government of the United States."
Rafael and the wacko birds celebrated the government shutdown as if they actually accomplished something.