President Obama looks out White House window

The outlook is positive as the government shutdown enters its 16th day.

The Senate has reached a deal to end the 16-day government shutdown and avert a U.S. Debt disaster that threatens to cripple the American economy.

Politico.com reports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are close to announcing an agreement to open the U.S. government and put furloughed gov't employees back to work.

The furloughed employees includes IRS agents and Michelle's Obama's gardeners.

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ObamaCare flops

President Obama's rapacious attempt to lead this country into socialism is failing spectacularly.

When Obama's comprehensive Affordable Care Act insurance law went into effect on October 1st, millions of Californians surfed the exchange website in search of the low rates that Obama promised.

"We had over 5.7 million hits to our website as of 3 p.m. yesterday,' Covered California spokeswoman Kelsey Caldwell told MailOnline Wednesday.

Of those 5 million visitors, only 4,143 applications are pending, she said. That's less than one percent.

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House GOPs await Senate

GOP Majority Leader Eric Cantor posted this photo on his Twitter.com account today. The photo shows House GOP members sitting across the table from a row of empty seats patiently awaiting Senate members. "In divided government, the only way forward is to sit down at the table. The House awaits the Senate..." Cantor tweeted. The majority Democratic Senate members refused to show up for a conference to continue talks that could end the government shutdown.

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  • Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tests the public's knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, aka ObamaCare.

    "They're the same thing," noted Kimmel during his opening monologue on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Monday night. "Lo and behold, we found people who did not know that," he said as the audience chuckled.

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  • The Senate Rejects House Amendments to Spending Bill

    The Senate voted today to reject the House GOP's amendment to defer ObamaCare for one year. The provision was killed by an all-Democratic vote earlier today. The House GOP's amendments also included a Conscience Clause, or an opt-out for contraceptive coverage.

    The ball is back in the House GOP's court. Unless there is a last minute change of heart by the House GOP leaders, the government will shut down at midnight tonight.

    House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) stands by his decision not to accept a spending bill that does not include provisions to delay or defund ObamaCare for at least one year.

    President Barack Obama said he was not resigned to a shutdown and plans to continue talking to congressional leaders.

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    Government shutdown

    The government is on the verge of shutting down for the first time in 17 years. The reason behind the shutdown is simple: Republicans are intent on delaying the implementation of ObamaScare for one year.

    If the Republicans don't get their way the midnight deadline for a budget agreement to keep the government running will pass.

    The Senate and the House (which makes up Congress) are divided along party lines. Republicans control the House, and Democrats are the majority in the Senate.

    Last week, the Senate killed language in the spending bill that would scrap funding for ObamaCare. The bill was sent back to the House to start over, but the House refuses to budge on the healthcare law.

    Congress is at a stalemate. Even if the Senate voted to defund ObamaCare, the White House promised to veto the measure.

    If Congress can't reach a decision on the spending bill by midnight on October 1st, the government will effectively shut down.

    But what does a gov't shutdown mean for you?

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    Obamacare insurance premiums triple

    Andy and Amy Mangione of Louisville, Ky. and their two boys are like most middle class families who work hard and pay their bills on time. The couple expected their insurance premiums to increase slightly under the new Affordable Care Act, but they got shock of their lives when they opened their latest insurance bill and realized their monthly premium had tripled!

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    Bradley Manning

    Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was sentenced to 35 years in military prison Wednesday for leaking sensitive top secret documents to anti-secrecy website Wikileaks.

    2 years ago, President Obama was adamant that Manning was an unpatriotic traitor who "broke the law." But Manning hopes that President Obama will have a change of heart now that Manning is one of the "sexual minorities" who are near and dear to Obama.

    Yahoo News reports that Manning announced in a statement to "Today" that he identifies as female and wants to be known as Chelsea Manning.

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    Fox News host Bill O'Reilly and Fox contributor Dick Morris both seem to think Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is just biding her time until she can run against Barack Obama for president in 2012.

    On 60 Minutes earlier this week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton commented that the American economy is making it more difficult for her to do her job because other nations are telling her that “we always look to you because you have this great economy, and now you’re in the ditch.” Bill O’Reilly saw “a little jab” at the President in those comments, blaming the White House for her job troubles, but guest Dick Morris took that premise a bit further, suggesting the remarks, coupled with her silence on health care reform, were a deliberate attempt to undermine the President building up to 2012.“I think there is a subtle distancing going on, and it began over health care,” Morris noted, pointing out that Clinton was not vocal about supporting health care reform. Read More...

    She sure wasn't. We heard nary a peep from Hillary when it came time to support Obama's health care reform initiative. She pretty much stayed out of it.

    Will Hillary make a run for president in 2012 and thereby oust her boss from the White House? You bet 'cha!

    You just know Hillary is sitting back collecting all types of intel to use against Obama in 2012!

    The death knell tolls for health care in America.

    For decades, full time workers have depended on health insurance provided by their employers to cover their family's health care needs.

    Then along came Barack Obama and the Democrats who decided that changing history was more important than simply shoring up the financially strapped Medicare and Medicaid system, and changing the rules to allow more Americans to apply.

    Now that the health care bill has passed, 4 major corporations (AT&T, Verizon, Caterpillar and Deere) plan to drop health coverage altogether for their employees -- and pay a penalty to the government instead.

    This action will instantly terminate insurance coverage for millions of Americans who will be forced to negotiate with ruthless insurance companies on their own.

    From Hot Air:

    Internal documents recently reviewed by Fortune, originally requested by Congress, show what the bill’s critics predicted, and what its champions dreaded: many large companies are examining a course that was heretofore unthinkable, dumping the health care coverage they provide to their workers in exchange for paying penalty fees to the government. [link]

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