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BREAKING: Negotiations have stopped in the Senate, per Sen. Murphy

Breaking Politics @breakingpol

Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.: 'Negotiations have stopped in the Senate' - @kasie


Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 01:23 PM (8 replies)

At this point, if proponents of a US default were hauled off in police vans

and never heard from again...

I'd cheer loudly and sing America The Beautiful, followed by three pledges of allegiance and fireworks.

But I won't divulge how I really feel.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:41 AM (4 replies)

WHITE HOUSE TO HOUSE GOP: NO

Just heard on MSNBC.

NBC Nightly News @nbcnightlynews

RT @PeterAlexander: WH says latest House GOP proposal "partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans."
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 10:06 AM (45 replies)

Grimes raises $2.5 million, besting McConnell

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) raised $2.5 million for her Senate bid between July and September, a big haul that outpaced her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

Grimes's fundraising team includes veterans of Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 2012 campaign. The Massachusetts Democrat was last cycle's most impressive fundraiser.

After her first quarter as a Senate candidate, Grimes has about $2 million cash on hand, a Democrat familiar with her total confirmed.
McConnell raised nearly $2.3 million during the same period. He has nearly $10 million in the bank -- a hefty total that underscores the game of catch-up that Grimes has to play.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/10/15/grimes-raises-2-5-million-besting-mcconnell/
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Tue Oct 15, 2013, 09:41 AM (1 replies)

Son of slain Sikh leader to challenge Paul Ryan's seat as a Democratic candidate

MILWAUKEE — The son of a slain Sikh temple president plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year’s congressional election, in a Wisconsin district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee has been strong but slipping.

Amar Kaleka, 35, told The Associated Press he’ll file paperwork Wednesday to form an exploratory congressional committee. He plans to formally announce his candidacy as a Democrat next month.

Kaleka said he wants to bring accountability and transparency back to Washington. He blamed the government shutdown on Ryan, who’s the House Budget Committee chairman, and his GOP colleagues. He said citizens are tired of career politicians who care more about staying in power than serving the people.


http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/apnewsbreak-son-of-slain-sikh-leader-to-challenge-ex-vp-candidate-ryan-for-wis-us-house-seat/2013/10/14/e503777e-34f3-11e3-89db-8002ba99b894_story.html
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Mon Oct 14, 2013, 02:30 PM (25 replies)

Southern Nationalist Movement

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Sun Oct 13, 2013, 11:43 PM (10 replies)

EBT systems may be down nationwide

NBC10 has received dozens of calls from both customers and store owners that access cards are not working.

But the problem, it seems is not only in Philadelphia. Customers all over the country have taken to Twitter to vent their frustrations with the sytem.


http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Problems-With-EBT-Systems--227518221.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_PHBrand
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Sat Oct 12, 2013, 12:45 PM (16 replies)

Healthcare.gov is a complete failure

As an apology to early users of Grand Theft Auto V's online mode, Rockstar Games on Friday announced plans to give all its online players $500,000 in in-game currency.

The "stimulus package" comes as a response to myriad technical issues many players faced when attempting to use the video game title's online mode, which is a first for the series.

"For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet," Rockstar said in a blog post.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-10797_3-57607134-235/rockstar-to-dole-out-$500k-stimulus-to-gta-v-online-users/?ttag=fbwp

Wherever the fine line is between combating piracy and user experience, Electronic Arts crossed it with a trouble-plagued launch of the new SimCity game this week.

Nearly three days after the public debut of the Maxis city-building game for PC, users around the world were still regularly unable to log onto EA servers to play it. Frustrated gamers were receiving various error messages indicating servers weren’t available or login was closed.


http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2013/03/08/new-simcity-a-failure-to-launch/

The update to iOS 7 has not been smooth sailing for all.

Many users on Twitter, as well as on Apple's support site are reporting issues when attempting to install the update, which went out earlier today.

Affected users are reporting that the downloads will stop, with a warning error pop-up that says the "software update failed." Others are saying they cannot connect to the iTunes Store to update apps.


http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57603512-37/ios-7-upgraders-reporting-installation-itunes-issues/

Oh, and a bit of nostalgia for Twitter users:

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Sat Oct 12, 2013, 12:11 PM (3 replies)

The plan Senator Collins will announce... UPDATE: Senate Dem leaders reject it.

The bill would also delay Obamacare’s tax on medical devices for two years, while replacing the lost revenue by altering the way pensions are calculated. It would give increased autonomy to the heads of federal agencies under the constraints of sequester spending levels and provide funding increases for fire suppression, a key item for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).

But the clock is the biggest enemy for all sides. It’s unclear if a deal brokered by the Senate could come together before Thursday, when the $16.7 trillion debt limit must be boosted, according to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew. House Republican leadership sources say their offer of a six-week debt limit increase might regain favor if a Senate-brokered deal does not come together before that deadline.

The House goes out of session Saturday and will return Monday evening.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/10/house-senate-saturday-session-government-shutdown-debt-ceiling-98218.html#ixzz2hWWTFhlB

UPDATE:

Manu Raju @mkraju
NEWS: Senate Dem leaders rejecting Collins plan, arguing it asks too much for too little. Focus now shifts to Reid and McConnell.
Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Sat Oct 12, 2013, 10:53 AM (7 replies)

Senate GOP: Boehner has 24-48 hours to act or we're moving on our own

House Speaker John Boehner has a day or two max to strike a debt ceiling and government funding deal before some of his Republican Senate colleagues move more aggressively on their own ideas, several impatient GOP Senators have told CNN.

The Senators say they are willing to give Boehner a bit more time, about 24 to 48 hours, to come to an agreement with the White House to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government.

One option Boehner is currently pursuing, a six week increase to the debt ceiling, is becoming more and more unpopular, say multiple Senate GOP sources.


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/11/senate-gop-growing-impatient-with-house/?on.cnn=1

Posted by BluegrassStateBlues | Fri Oct 11, 2013, 07:24 PM (32 replies)
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