Longer clip here
Live coverage from the Senate at C-Span
12:30 EDT: Press Briefing by Press Secretary Jay Carney
White House Live
Finally, they’re speaking the truth. We’ve known about the racism since 2007. It took them a while to catch up but glad they have. Hopefully, more people will speak the truth.
@BarackObama Has Already Won The Shutdown Fight And He’s Coming For Immigration Next buzzfeed.com/evanmcsan/obam… via @evanmcsan— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 16, 2013
“It’s at least possible with sinking poll numbers for the Republicans, with a [GOP] brand that is badly damaged as the party that can’t govern responsibly and is reckless that they’re going to say, ‘All right, what can we do that will be in our political interest and also do tough things?’” said Frank Sharry, executive director of the immigration reform group America’s Voice. “That’s where immigration could fill the bill.”
The White House and Democrats are “ready” to jump back into the immigration fray when the fiscal crises ends, Sharry said. And advocates are already drawing up their plans to put immigration back on the agenda — plans they’ll likely initiate the morning after a fiscal deal is struck.
“We’re talking about it. We want to be next up and we’re going to position ourselves that way,” Sharry said. “There are different people doing different things, and our movement will be increasingly confrontational with Republicans, including civil disobedience. A lot of people are going to say, ‘We’re not going to wait.’”
…When it was over, and all the wounded evacuated, Swenson delivered a scathing sworn statement about the lack of artillery and air support that day, despite his repeated calls for help.
“When I’m being second-guessed by … somebody that’s sitting in an air-conditioned (operations center) why (the) hell am I even out there in the first place?” he said in the statement. “I definitely had some choice commentary,” Swenson says. “Was I bitter? I was angry.”
He quit the Army, thinking his angry words had ruined his career. “Those choice comments sometimes chase you down,” he says. But Swenson missed being a soldier. So now the first Army officer since Vietnam to receive the Medal of Honor has asked to come back on active duty.
Medal of Honor recipient, Captain William Swenson, asks to return to active duty cbsn.ws/GQoLck via @CBSDavidMartin— The Lovely Plains (@DaRiverZkind) October 16, 2013
Watch live as @USArmy inducts Capt. Swenson into Pentagon Hall of Heroes at 2:30 EDT. go.usa.gov/Dtyk #MedalOfHonor— U.S. Dept of Defense (@DeptofDefense) October 16, 2013
Senate reaches bipartisan Deal : from New York Times
It’s great to be in #Cincinnati today with @MayorMallory discussing how #Obamacare is helping Ohioans #GetCovered!— Kathleen Sebelius (@Sebelius) October 16, 2013
You underestimate your speediness, 99ts – 9th!!
Should I be watching c-span to see what happens? Would love to see a solution before I go to sleep
Stay up 99ts! Links here:
Thank you – we posted together – I’s watching! Mr 99 is away – so I’ll sleep in late
Forget that I see your link above
BREAKING: Senate set to make an announcement on the #governmentshutdown at noon. cnn.com/2013/10/16/pol…— Voto Latino (@votolatino) October 16, 2013
A little to late good folks of Houston……..
Houston Chronicle Expresses Regrets For Endorsing Cruz talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/houst…— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) October 16, 2013
“One reason we particularly believe that Hutchison would make a difference in these hectic days is that if she had kept her seat, Cruz would not be in the Senate. When we endorsed Ted Cruz in last November’s general election, we did so with many reservations and at least one specific recommendation – that he follow Hutchison’s example in his conduct as a senator. Obviously, he has not done so. Cruz has been part of the problem in specific situations where Hutchison would have been part of the solution.”
Liars!!!!! He had made very public what he was all about!!!!!
No no no Houston Chronicle, you knew goddamn well Cruz was a snake. At lest have the conviction to stand by your choice.
Yup..i posted the same thing on the previous thread – too little, too late. They knew exactly who Cruz was – they planted the seeds and fed the beast. They BUILT that!
A private co caused the near total breakdown of food assistance "EBT" cards last weekend. Where is outrage their computer system has issues?— (@AverageChirps) October 16, 2013
Gird your loins. The next 12 hours are going to decide what kind of country and world we live in.
Live links here for those who can’t get to their TV:
worry about your own loins, other than that, goodmorning LL!
Senate leaders have reached agreement that would fund the govt. until Jan.15 and extend the #debtlimit until Feb. 7. abcn.ws/15IenNl— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 16, 2013
Thanks for the update.
Um, THIS –> RT @LOLGOP: You can always count on Speaker Boehner to risk your job to save his own.— Eric Wolfson (@ericwolfson) October 16, 2013
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family.
Will they or won’t they?
Routine governance. All made into such a clown show. Sick of cnn and bbc. Watching aj which does not seem to be obsessed with the clown show.
I wish President Obama would interrupt Jay’s presser today by coming out and picking up the microphone and drop it and then leave.
If the dates reported are correct, I’m pleased the First Family will get to leave for Hawaii together.
sssssssssssssshh! The rethughs haven’t figured that one out yet…
The media is to blame for categorizing a corp funded coup as a grass roots movement which provided the tea party with validity.— Xultar Hussein Obama (@Xultar) October 16, 2013
Joe mentions Scott Walker as one of the good guys… Walker is NUTS. And not a moderate by a long shot.
Good for Bernstein to tell the truth, and give a bit of historical perspective. However, he still leaves a big elephant in the room: the radicalization of THE BASE of the republican party. Decades of right wing propaganda have done a lot of damage. Is there anyone in America who doesn’t have a father, a brother or sister, a friend, a co-worker who has been radicalized watching Fox News or listening to right-wing radio, who was a mainstream republican some time ago but now has gone completely bonkers and believes Barack Obama will destroy the United States ?…
A good read: “What’s the Matter with to Kansas” by Thomas Frank.
It’s not just a question of leadership. The problem is more profound than that.
Seems the Senate spends more time in performing the rituals than legislating – how long does a quorum call take? Our guys get 3 minutes to turn up when the bells are rung – maybe that is different. Your government is not easy for the world to understand – with or without the tea party.
Senator Reid is speaking on C Span 2 now. Deal has been reached
Senator McConnell (turtle) is speaking now
new polls of 6 key Senate races for next year finds the GOP leading in none of them post shutdown: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/10/s… …— (@rosierifka) October 16, 2013
I heard on Stephanie miller this morning that boner has agreed to let the senate bill come to a vote and it will pass with d support anyone post that?
Dow up 192 points
Sen Reid – very bipartisan – not so the Turtle – ranting about cutting Government Spending – ie Partisan Issues
Sen Reid – this is not the time to discuss partisan issues
The eyes of the world have been on Washington all this week
I appreciate the steady hand of President Obama to guide us through this
#GOP reveal themselves again: @SenatorReid gracious & conciliatory in opening remarks. @McConnellPress launches into gratuitous nasty swipes— meta (@metaquest) October 16, 2013
Thank you meta – I’m getting closer to learning the twitter – listening to the GOP talking about how bipartisan they are – is doing crazy things to my brain – I would bet the President is wondering if these are the senators he has been speaking with for the past 2 weeks – or a strange new breed
McConnell made me sick. He’s such a nasty man, especially contrasted with Sen. Reid.
Hi 99ts, you’ve got a tweet right in there: “Listening to the GOP talking about how bipartisan they are – is doing crazy things to my brain.”
Who is that man? McConnell just stated that spending has gone down the last two years!!!
Partisan Idiot – perhaps trying to placate Cruz – NOTHING about stopping the GOP killing the country
lol. Wolf Blitzer on the open mic was like “Why are we looking at Ted Cruz?”
I’m actually surprised CNN cut away from Cruz in the middle of his anti-Obamacare rant. Maybe even they realize that nobody gives a shit about him anymore.
This guy has to be bi-polar…….. he led the “lemmings w/ suicide vests” off this cliff, and now they are stuck holding the bag!! This is only going to get worse for the GOP after Redux in a few months.
BREAKING: Asked if he intends to delay Senate vote, @SenTedCruz says "Of course not."— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorpNBC) October 16, 2013
As you can plainly see, they ALL have mental health issues!
I had a feeling. Wouldn’t be surprised if McConnell dared him with the promise of making his life a living nightmare from now on.
Doubt it – Cruz is demonstrably crazy – probably read “The Dice Man” – when he was in college and uses that method for each decision he makes.
He’s just a ratfucker. Pure and simple. He’s part of Heritage Action’s plot to remake the GOP in its image. The GOP leaders had better get clued in, and fast.
That’s exactly what he is.
Summary of this debacle, "Republicans Shut Down Govt for Nothing" @RNC #GOPConference @CNN @CBSNews @ABCNews @MSNBC
theatlantic.com/politics/archi…— Bill R (@cmpnwtr) October 16, 2013
Bill, would you please consider not blocking me anymore on twitter? I don’t know what I said, but I’m sorry you got mad enough to block me. I would like to retweet you. Thanks if you do.
Senate reaches deal to end fiscal stalemate; eyes now turn to House to see if deal will pass cbsn.ws/1cVju18— CBS News (@CBSNews) October 16, 2013
Spending has falling because of President Obama, Mr. McConnell, and not because of what you and your ass-backwards clowns.
So, McConnell – today – just trashed ACA as a job killer and a ravager of the economy. Still front and center for Republicans to be the true death panels, just not today.
Great start, McTurtle.
The ‘good’ news: Ted Cruz will not filibuster. Whoopie.
He will go – has to go – given what Sen Reid said, McConnell was disgusting
Ed Schultz played a clip and I thought I’d rip my computer apart. They have absolutely no sense of dignity. And this is the effing Senate, for God’s sake.
‘Ravaging our economy?!” Because people who spend twice as much on their data package for their phones, are supposed to consider it ‘tyranny’ if they pay a small fine? Or actually TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and get health insurance?!?!
Death panels and ravaging the economy – look in the mirror, McTurtle.
Old Mitch is campaigning for back home eventhough his constituents are signing up for Obamacare in droves.
It’s called CYA speech.
A teabagger is running against him. Per PPP poll, the Dem Lady is up in the polls. Gimmicks for his sorry arse.
I know. It just pushed my outrage button.
Actually, it’s been stuck on ‘outrage’ for weeks.
The shutdown is dead and healthcare.gov is alive— Bharat Krishnan (@BharatKrishnan) October 16, 2013
Dear MSM. Listen to the two senate leaders. One sounds sane. The other is still GOP = gimmicks.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 16, 2013
Senator McCain is speaking now – they kill me when they pat themselves on the back for DOING THEIR JOB!!!
Has he chastised Palin for standing with KKK and the Confederate flag? Has he apologized for personally unleashing tea party governance by telling the country that an ignorant, hateful twit could be a heartbeat away from the Presidency?
Didn’t think so. So STFU, McCain.
Chips, I hope you see this. Can you please put the picture up with egg splatter? Pretty please? Thank you.
Yup, just saw him say that the thugs should wait another day to kill obamacare.
Lunch time! (= a little less than 30 mins to run up, down and around the village before getting in the car and rushing back to an afternoon of work) Quick question = Anything resolved yet?
Of ObamaCare, McConnell says GOP "determined to repeal this terrible law," but for today, focus is on ending shutdown & averting default.— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) October 16, 2013
Cruizing for a Bruizing. Ted Cruz in a nutshell.— KSK(africa) (@lawalazu) October 16, 2013
Good day TOD ….
Updated: 4Nov2008 + 6Nov2012 = 16Oct2013 The Day #PBO & #DEMS crushed the #GOP Coup d'Etat & its #KochMasters cc @VP @Pfeiffer44 @vj44 @OFA— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
…. living the history making together.
Yes We Can
Yes We Can.
And the GOP thanks Sen Collins – she single handedly solved the problem!
She is posturing for 2014 reelection. That is why. Like Olympia Snowe, they get the enlighten vision when reelection time rolls in. They were both instrumental in prolonging ACA law, denying the Medicare for all and they were obstructionists in limiting the Recovery Act’s infrastructure funding in 2009.
I very much hope every person in the US does not forget who caused this debacle – according to Sen Collins the GOP singlehandedly got everyone together at the last second!
She dares to talk about how many people have been hurt – by HER party. And her voice grates!
Dems Need another Sheldon Whitehouse to defeat Susan Collins.
“I’ll predict it right now that within the next few months, the president himself will delay the individual mandate,” Salmon said during a briefing with reporters. “At the end of the day, mark my words, he will end up postponing it.”
These People are totally Bat poop Bonkers.
It's official…#TedCruz is not just delusional he is insane.— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) October 16, 2013
Thank you, God for hearing our prayers.
God Bless POB,his family and his Administration. God bless TODville.
Thank you for blessing America…….again.
Love you guys here very much!
YES! YES! YES! Our LORD does answer our prayers
I cannot believe the b.s. coming from the mouths of the GOP Senators – how hard they all worked to save the country – suddenly they are bipartisan to the last man standing – the media will be loving them again in about an hour.
They all voted against cloture on a clean bill as late as October 13. Including my twit of a Senator, Mark Kirk. ‘Moderate’ my ass.
If you continue to call yourself Republican you ARE the tea party.
So STFU, Republicans.
This nonsense will not end until middle-class white Republicans in middle America wake up and realize they've been hoodwinked by the GOP.— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) October 16, 2013
Hope this is the final turning point.
Shut Up Senator Collins!!!
Upchuck haz a sad – his last tweet was 4 hrs ago.
Odd calm in DC now: even though deal isn't done, everyone seems to know it's going to get done. GOP leaders in full capitulation mode— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) October 16, 2013
That’s all he has. No Journalistic performance to brag about, but talking endlessly on TV/Cable, he is getting well paid.
@chucktodd B4 the day's over DC pundits will move on 2 the next narrative set by the R's. It'll B like nothing ever happened #WeWillRemember— Donna NoShock (@NoShock) October 16, 2013
So @SenatorReid #GOPTerrorists on Senate Floor now seeking praise after their Coup d'Etat was defeated by #PBO & #Dems. TY for crushing them— Bobfr (@Our4thEstate) October 16, 2013
Democratic pick-up in FL legislature:
On Tuesday night, Democrats scored a big win in central Florida, picking up a GOP-held seat in a special election for the state House. Democrat Amanda Murphy scored a narrow 51-49 win over Republican Bill Gunter in the 36th House District, even though she was heavily outraised. What’s more, the state Republican Party spent over $250,000 to hold this seat (far more than the Dems did), but couldn’t keep it in their column.
Thank you for the update 57&F!!
This is where it matters. In the trenches in the State Houses of places like FL, TX, AZ, etc. Expect to see OFA having more and more influence in these races as we move toward 2014 and beyond.
Exactly. These state houses are where some real serious damage is being done. These are the elections that everyone ignores, and they are vital to returning this country to some sanity.
Thank you 57 – a side effect perhaps of GOP hating on the country
May I go on record to predict the 2016 GOP/TP pres nominee will be Jim DeMint…
What a gift that would be!!!
AJ is doing a great piece how the food service industry with 600 billions sales is screwing over their low paid workers.
AJAM is great at these types of reports. Their news coverage is iffy, but the day is filled with these in-depth reports that are honest, fair, sane and very informative.
It’s a fab report peeps should be watching instead of bw idjits.
They have, like, smart people who know stuff. Not nuts on the fringe. Refreshing.
Honorable James “Jay” “Clark Kent” Carney on 10-16-13 at the WH presser…… 12:30PM ET
The WHPC awaits for Jay
Poor Teddy – still talking while his ship is going down, down, down
Raphael, Raphael, your house is burning down!
Senator Manchin is speaking now, he is such a suck-ass snake, and West Virginians will still vote for him in hopes that their fortunes will change. Good luck with that, West Virginia.
Drat! WH’s starting up and I HAVE to go! Good thing I can count on Chips & the BTs to have the video handy when I return.
Have a good afternoon, TODobots!
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