Of course, for the world outside Washington, D.C., the shutdown may as well not be in effect. While mass government furloughs– and the corresponding emergence of “shutdown specials” for hungry and thirsty staffers– have had a visible impact in the nation’s capital, as has the closure of national parks and other tourist attractions around the country, almost everything else the federal government spends money on has continued to receive funding.
Four years after then-Senator Barack Obama rode an unprecedented wave of enthusiasm and optimism all the way to his election as the first African-American president of the United States, the Democratic incumbent succeeded in his re-election bid Tuesday night.
As a freshman at Stanford, Romney put his pranking skills to work in service of one of the nation’s great college rivalries.
Let’s talk for a moment about the pushback — or lack thereof — against Mr. Limbaugh from prominent Republicans.
In a race that was thought to be non-competitive until just weeks ago, Republican Scott Brown secured a massive upset victory over Democrat Martha Coakley in Massachusetts, winning Tuesday’s special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by liberal lion Ted Kennedy.