Ed Morrissey

Shutdown watch: The Speaker is Missing — and the President is Tweeting! Update: High Noon?

Okay, Paul Ryan was late for his presser, not exactly missing, but the tension over whether the government will shut down unexpectedly ramped up anyway. Last night the Senate passed a “minibus” that would keep the...

Shutdown watch, three days out: Return of the Minibus and the Second Kick of the Mule

Is that daylight at the end of the budgetary tunnel, or just an oncoming train? Prospects for avoiding a shutdown brightened late yesterday with the re-emergence of a short-term omnibus spending bill or “minibus.” That...