government funding bill

D's Trying to Run Out Shutdown Clock

Julian Pecquet and Molly K. Hooper, The Hill

Rep. Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) accused Dems of deliberately “running out the clock.” He claimed to have been told by “high-level Dems in town” that their plan has long been to force a gov't shutdown and blame it on Repubs.

CRUZ BETRAYED; OCare Stays in Bill

Alexander Bolton and Ramsey Cox, The Hill

The Senate on Friday voted to advance a stopgap spending bill in a 79-19 vote (19 R's voted no; 25 voted yes). Dems will indubitably strip the Obamacare defunding language from the measure.