Tea Party faves Cruz, Rubio, Paul reject Senate deal – USA Today

WASHINGTON — Tea Party favorites such as Ted Cruz and Rand Paul stand out in the group of 18 Republicans who voted "no" on the bipartisan Senate deal to reopen the government and temporarily raise the debt limit.

The opponents of the deal are an interesting mix, representing well-known fiscal conservatives, longtime Senate veterans and critics of President Obama’s health care law.

Cruz of Texas, Paul of Kentucky and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida are all considered potential 2016 presidential candidates. Joining them in rejecting the deal were Sens. Mike Lee of Utah, Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania, who were all elected with Tea Party support. (More)

Congress votes to end shutdown, avoid US default – WRAL

WASHINGTON — Up against a deadline, Congress passed and sent a waiting President Barack Obama legislation late Wednesday night to avoid a threatened national default and end the 16-day partial government shutdown, the culmination of an epic political drama that placed the U.S. economy at risk.

The Senate voted first, a bipartisan 81-18 at midevening. That cleared the way for a final 285-144 vote in the Republican-controlled House about two hours later on the legislation, which hewed strictly to the terms Obama laid down when the twin crises erupted more than three weeks ago. (More)

Rocky Mount NC: Photos/Video – NC NAACP 70th Annual State Convention State of NC Civil Rights Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II Saturday October 12, 2013 10:00 AM

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Butterfield’s Statement on Agreement to Reopen the Government and Avoid Financial Default

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      Contact: Kezmiché “Kim” Atterbury 

Date: October 16, 2013                                           Office: (202) 225-3101   


Butterfield’s Statement on Agreement to Reopen the Government and Avoid Financial Default


WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the passage of a bill to reopen the federal government and avoid financial default:


“For more than two weeks, this nation was held hostage by the political theater of the right-wing faction of Republicans in Congress.  This radical minority not only threatened the livelihoods of millions of government employees and their families, but also millions of people across the country.  In North Carolina alone, over 1.8 million seniors would not have received their monthly social security check, and 135,000 veterans would not receive their disability compensation had this continued.


“Their extremely reckless behavior even threatened the full faith and credit of the United States and the security of the global economy by once again bringing our nation dangerously close to defaulting for the first time in American history.  Republicans’ efforts were nothing more than a hollow attempt to score political points at the expense of millions of hardworking Americans.


“However, Speaker Boehner finally capitulated and allowed for the consideration of a bill that passed both chambers of Congress with significant bipartisan support.  The agreement that passed tonight immediately reopens the government and provides funding through January 15, 2014.  It raises the debt limit through February 7, 2014, and provides back pay to furloughed government employees. 


“This bill’s passage ends the standoff that brought Washington and the nation to a halt. I sincerely hope Republicans have learned that jeopardizing the prosperity of this nation is both extremely irresponsible and an unacceptable way to govern.  Americans and North Carolinians deserve better and will be watching closely when we revisit these issues early next year.”





From the editor: Those Ignant Racist White Guys in The White House need to repent right now! It is sad that they will go through these extremes trying to discredit this BLACK President.

Letter to editor: "Keep Religion & Government Separated-Now You Know Why!" by Milton Bullock

Date: October 16th, 2013
ATTN: Major Political Media Wire/Editors & Reporters
RE: "Keep Religion & Government Separated-Now You Know Why!"
Is it any wonder why down through all these many generations of American politics, why the policy and law makers adamantly warned that Religion & Politics should be kept separate.  And now that the veil has been semi lifted for all to see. What more evidence do we need to be more convinced that such a diabolical, demonic prophetic plan in-place; is ideological perfect for a spiritually-deprived, dysfunctional, demonic and Godless nation?  Have we not been justly pre-warned of the horrendous results of tolerating and accepting separation of the Religion & Politics/Government-as well as other essential areas of our lives?
Could it be that our proposed leaders are so demented that they haven’t a clue that these of carnal mind, made laws of arrangements was/is detrimentally-futile to our existence as well as our future.  For some unconscious reason they can’t phantom or comprehend that without God in the equation-the Devil will surely as Hell prevail.  And he brings confusion, blindedness and darkness in various disguises that nourishes upon and of specifically evil contemptuous-ness, wherever (God) is absent.
"This Governmental Shutdown is remnants of his works"–so, welcome to Washington, DC–Satan’s primary den and playground, dubiously scheming each and everyday right before the nation’s and the world’s TV network pundits.  It’s as if there’s a wretched web of evil-darkness draped over each elected politician, law makers eyes and they are clulessly, unaware of being locked in some helpless-lethargic spell.  While there are others standing on the outside, -dumbfounded- who can plainly see how confused and mentally demented the policy makers are in their stumbling over one another trying to clear the fogged stupor that has them trapped.  Even the obvious can’t fully comprehend the source of the rhetorical malfeasance.
Until it is realized by the people of the land and until they decide that this myth of separation of Religion & Government is nothing short of being the ultimate lie of all times!  And until and unless TRUTH, based upon Godly and Christian principles are restored, we shall never recovery from this eternal blindness of eternal darkness and ignorance.
Authored & Submitted by:
Milton Bullock / Freelance Writer and Activist for Righteousness
(252) 823-3740  for verification and comments. 

From the editor: I totally agree that the myth of keeping politics and religion is just ignant. How can it be possible to do such? Why do some people feel that a minister and other religious persons can not serve in politics has always bothered me. Religious folks are supposed to be righteous people so why not want those type of people in politics. You see politics do not have to be dirty and should be clean. When it comes to politics it should be about doing what is right at all times for what is in the best interest of all people.

Milton Bullock is a candidate for the office of Mayor in Princeville NC election to be held on November 5, 2013.

Rocky Mount NC: Photos/Video: NC NAACP 70th Annual State Convention Community Mass Meeting Dr. John Mendez Thursday October 11, 2013 19:30

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