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If The GOP Forces The US To Default, Obama Should Raise The Debt Ceiling Himself

A handful of extremists in one political party have become so convinced of their own brilliance and rectitude — and so frustrated by their inability to persuade the rest of the country of it — that they are threatening to cause the United States of America to default if their demands aren't …

Obama Administration

Here Are Three Debt-Ceiling Lies You’ll Hear From the GOP This Week

Michael Tomasky debunks the debt ceiling talking points in advance, from a not-so-bad default to Democrats who never compromise.<p>Attention will turn …

Classic Breakfast Recipes To Make Mornings Better (PHOTOS)

It may be 'the most important meal of the day,' but that doesn't mean that everyone doesn't get in a breakfast rut every once in a while. We've obsessed over decadent French toast recipes, crazy pancake creations and morning-making burritos, but even we have found ourselves eating the same Greek …

Hollywood Life

The Great Sucker Play

<b>As we pass into</b> the second week of the Reign Of The Morons, it is becoming increasingly clear that the Republicans who are running the show are doing so in a manner based on two apparently contradictory dynamics. At this point, with the whole obsessive-compulsive fascination with the Affordable …

Affordable Care Act

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week 2

The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like Week 1. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:<p><b>U.S. civilian defense workers heading back to work on Monday</b><p>As The Two-Way's Bill Chappell reported earlier, the Department of Defense is ordering most of …

Rare Jewish prayer book predates oldest known Torah scroll

Scholars are calling a rare Hebrew text dating back to the 9th century the earliest known Jewish prayer book, predating the world's oldest Torah scroll.<p>The 50-page book is 4.3 inches tall and about 4 inches wide and is written in an archaic form of Hebrew, on pages of aged parchment. The text …

Yosemite National Park, Closed on Its 123rd Birthday

California's Yosemite National Park, established on October 1, 1890, stands closed today, along with all other national parks and monuments in the U.S. More than a century ago, naturalist John Muir, a strong advocate for the recognition and protection of the region, successfully lobbied congress to …

Rand Paul Caught On Hot Mic Discussing Republicans' Shutdown Talking Points

A candid conversation with Mitch McConnell exposes concerns over Democrats' shutdown messaging, and an eagerness to be seen as willing to negotiate with Democrats. Reasonable Rand strikes again!<p>In a conversation picked up by a hot mic Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul and Senate Minority Leader Mitch …

Meet the Morons Who Caused the Shutdown

There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them. There have been lazier Congresses, more vicious Congresses, and Congresses less capable of seeing forests for trees. But there has never been in a single Congress -- or, more pre...<p>There has never been a single House of the …

Rand Paul

U.S. Government Shutdown CAMP DAVID OPEN FOR Prez Pleasure

You visiting NYC ... forget the <b>Statue of Liberty</b> -- CLOSED <br>Poor women who need help feeding babies: Tough Luck, <b>WIC --</b> CLOSED<br>You work at the <b>IRS</b>? Good …

Republicans finally confronting reality: They’re trapped!

Obama’s ironclad resolve not to negotiate over the debt limit appears to finally be sinking in among GOP leaders<p>After struggling for weeks and weeks in stages one through four, Republicans are finally entering the final stage of grief over the death of their belief that President Obama would begin …

The Sellouts

<b>It was an early plane</b> to Chicago for my monthly visit, so I was still a little sleepy, but did Senator Claire McCaskill -- that would be, <i>Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill</i> -- really sign off with the gang at MSNBC'S <i>Morning Squint</i> by telling them that John Boehner and the rest of the vandals should …

Government Shutdown

Fox News, Republicans overjoyed that the EPA’s been shut down

With 94 percent of the staff on furlough, there’s no one to enforce those pesky regulations<p>A full 94 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency's 16,204 have been furloughed for the duration of the government shutdown, impeding the agency's ability to regulate pollution, monitor air and water …

TREASURY: Here Are All The Terrible Things That Will Happen If We Hit The Debt Ceiling

The report designed to put pressure on Congress to raise the nation's borrowing limit ahead of an Oct. 17 deadline.<p>It detailed how even brinkmanship around the debt ceiling could be damaging to markets, consumer and business confidence, and interest rates.<p>Here's how the report starts:<p>The United …

Economics

The Pentagon is turning Italy into a military base

Italy is becoming a launch pad for America’s wars, thanks to your tax dollars<p>The Pentagon has spent the last two decades plowing hundreds of millions of tax dollars into military bases in Italy, turning the country into an increasingly important center for U.S. military power. Especially since the …

Obama Puts Republican's Shutdown Quote On Blast

"I'm quoting here, all right? Because I want to make sure people understand I didn't make this up," Obama said. He then referred to Rep. Marlin Stutzman's quote in the Washington Examiner in which Stutzman said he didn't know what the GOP was trying to get out of the shutdown.

Shutdown will cost many Americans their food

With federal funds now being denied to food programs, GOP congressman tells Salon he’s not familiar with the issue<p>Amid media stories about closed memorials, there’s been comparatively little attention to the government shutdown’s impact on the poor – including federal dollars denied to Head Start …

America’s Women Hate The Government Shutdown, Blame Republicans

The Republicans already have a Women Problem—so why are they ignoring the fact that female voters are disproportionately upset about the …

Thanks to Keep.com, We're Making the Wardrobe on Scandal Shoppable

Unless you've been living under a rock (which, hey, welcome back!) you know that <i>Scandal</i> starts up THIS THURSDAY! And since it's <i>Scandal</i> week here at <i>Glamour</i> HQ, I thought I'd present you all with a bit of Olivia Pope-related news I think you're going to love.<p>We've teamed up with Keep.com to create an …

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In "Where Has Your Glamour Been" news...on the red carpet with @guillermodiazyo aka Scandal's Huck at the #scandalatsaks event! -@nikkiogun