U.S. risks joining 1933 Germany in default

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — Reneging on its debt obligations would make the U.S. the first major Western government to default since Nazi Germany 80 years ago. Germany unilaterally ceased payments more…

Chris Christie unloads on Congress

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THEDAILYBEAST) — “It’s ridiculous,” Chris Christie said. New Jersey’s blunt-spoken, bipartisanly-inclined Republican governor was discussing the ongoing federal shutdown and debt ceiling crisis plaguing the nation’s capital. “You more…

Forget shutdown, Bidens vacation at Camp David

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WEEKLYSTANDARD) — Despite the government shutdown, Vice President Joe Biden is vacationing at Camp David this long weekend. He's joined at the Maryland retreat by his family, including more…

China calls for 'de-Americanized' world

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — The looming prospect of a US default on debt prompted China to call for the world to “de-Americanise”, amid warnings of a new global recession. In more…

IMF: U.S. debt-limit dance 'very concerning'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONTIMES) — The chief of the International Monetary Fund said Sunday the United States’ stalemate over spending and its debt limit is “very, very concerning” and has rocked more…

Rand Paul fires back: Obama's positions 'extreme'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="w0ZmlzZjomCip2noYI05BcInaArq06u3" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] In a radio interview today, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., fired back at President Obama’s claim that "extreme" Republican lawmakers were holding the nation for "ransom," more…

Here's what's next in Washington showdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="1zY29wZjpGKVsCq0_NQOX3cEJG-zpYi1" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] A key Republican in the U.S. House says his party was successful in the recent stalemate with President Obama over the partial shutdown of the more…

'Girl on the stairs' refutes 'P.C.' JFK narrative

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Eyewitness testimony indicating Lee Harvey Oswald never left the second-floor lunch room of the Texas School Book Depository during the shooting of John F. Kennedy and police reports more…