Nineteen Hours And Counting; Cruz Gets A Little Help From His Friends; Kerry Will Sign U.N. Arms Treaty; Disgraced Lois Lerner May Play Ball With IRS Investigators; America Is Fed Up With Washington – Wednesday Morning News Roundup 9-25-2013

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Here is a collection of some of the stories making the Internet rounds this morning. Click the links for the full stories.

  • Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) has been talking on the Senate floor for 19 hours and counting in a gesture that has galvanized conservatives and angered their opposition. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will almost certainly hold a Senate vote today to consider the House of Representatives’ continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government while defunding Obamacare – but Reid and the Democrats have the procedural means to strip the defunding language out of the House bill after they’ve voted in favor of it. We’ve linked this elsewhere, but really – we can’t link it enough: here’s live video of Cruz’ marathon talk, courtesy of C-SPAN: Watch Live…

 

  • Who has stood with Cruz during his marathon speech against Obamacare? “He was flanked at times by Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana, Mike Lee of Utah, Jeff Sessions of Alabama, Pat Roberts of Kansas, Mike Enzi of Wyoming, James Inhofe of Oklahoma, Marco Rubio of Florida and Rand Paul of Kentucky, who recommended Cruz wear comfortable shoes and not eat food on national television.” Source: POLITICO…

 

  • Secretary of State John Kerry plans to sign a controversial U.N. treaty on arms regulation on Wednesday, a senior State Department official told Fox News – despite warnings from lawmakers that the Senate will not ratify the agreement. A State official said the treaty would “reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes,” while protecting gun rights. Source: Fox News…

 

  • IRS scandal figure Lois Lerner is negotiating through her lawyers with Rep. Darrell Issa’s House Oversight and Government Reform Committee about possibly gaining immunity to testify again in the committee’s investigative hearings. Lerner retired from her job this week, following an extended period of administrative leave, after learning that an investigative panel was set to recommend that she be fired for neglect of duty for her role in the Tea Party discrimination scandal. Source: The Daily Caller…

 

  • As the U.S. heads toward a potential government shutdown or default, the public is more alienated from Washington than at any time since the aftermath of the 2011 downgrade of the nation’s credit rating. President Barack Obama’s 47 percent favorability rating and the 34 percent positive reading for Republicans are the worst ever for both in the Bloomberg National Poll, which began in 2009. The 44 percent approval rating of the Democratic Party is at a two-year low. Source: Bloomberg…

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