In an obnoxious quest to out “maverick” Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is now urging conservative voters to hold Republicans “accountable” for caving and derailing efforts to defund the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), reports RELATED: Sen. John McCain To Fox News: GOP To Blame For Gov’t Shutdown [VIDEO] During an interview with […]

What went wrong for Republicans in their recent showdown with the president and Democrats over the debt ceiling and funding the government? “We picked the wrong time to go to battle. I think that is the overall sentiment from a lot of GOPers,” said Noelle Nikpour, a GOP strategist, to Roland Martin. She added, regarding Tea […]

After 16 tense days in Washington, D.C., the government shutdown is officially over. President Barack Obama signed a bill to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling, but made it clear that the GOP could not return to business as usual. In his speech this morning, President Obama blasted the GOP for the shutdown, […]

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UPDATE: 12:27 AM EST, 10/17/2013: President Barack Obama signed a last-minute bi-partisan deal early Thursday morning to avert a debt default and to reopen the government after the 16-day GOP shutdown. From the White House: On Thursday, October 17, 2013, the President signed into law: H.R. 2775, the “Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014,” which provides fiscal year […]

Roland Martin finds it funny that the Tea Party has not questioned Sen. Ted Cruz’s citizenship, even though the Texas lawmaker, who has an American-born mother, was born in Canada.  Today on “NewsOne Now,” callers weighed in on a double standard when it comes to President Barack Obama’s citizenship. Noted  Martin: I think it is utterly hilarious […]

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Really, aren’t you just over it already? Aren’t you over giving people who could not care less about you the power to decide what you eat, when you eat or whether you eat at all? Aren’t you over watching the schools in your community crumble into a hot, social crisis mess, while the private ones […]


As the nation faced a week that might see the nation default on its debt, while thousands of federal employees continue to go without pay, a small anti-Obama rally at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. featured Confederate flag-waving, calls to “Impeach Obama,” and appearances by some of the very same lawmakers […]

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), benefits, formerly known as food stamps, were restored on October 12 after the main Xerox data center that processes EBT (Electronic Benefit Transfer) transactions suffered a temporary power outage that caused the cards of recipients across 17 states to be declined. RELATED: UPDATE: SNAP Benefits Restored To 17 States After ‘Connectivity Issues’ What happened next has Walmart, […]

UPDATE: 10:30 PM EST, 10/12/2013 SNAP (food stamp) access had been restored for users in the 17 states affected by the outage, Xerox said in a statement. “Re-starting the EBT system required time to ensure service was back at full functionality,” spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer said in an email to USA Today. Xerox spokeswoman Karen Arena […]

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) took a break from blaming “that one” — known to the rest of the country as President Barack Obama — for the nation’s many ills and directed his ire where it belongs: his own Republican Party. Speaking with Fox anchor Martha MacCallum, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee criticized President Obama for not […]


This week, President Barack Obama (pictured) explained that while he is willing to negotiate with Republicans on any hot-button issues and priorities, he is not going to allow them to threaten the American economy just to undermine the Affordable Care Act, which launched last Tuesday. Below, you can watch the President’s speech, explaining the shutdown […]