1. The House voted 407-0 to allow furloughed workers to receive back pay. 407-0! What did Harry Reid say? "if furloughed workers are guaranteed back pay, there's no reason to keep them out of work. "It's really cruel to tell workers they'll receive back pay once the government opens and then refuse to open the government," Reid said on the Senate floor, suggesting that House Republicans have authorized a "paid vacation" for furloughed workers." The White House has endorsed the bill.
2. In a separate measure voted on by the House on Saturday morning, lawmakers voted 400 to 1 in favor of a bill allowing military chaplains the ability to minister on Sunday without breaking a federal law that forbids furloughed government employees from working. Who was the only no vote? Democrat Bill Enyart of Illinois, more specifically, the Metro East.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) tried to track down Enyart or his aides to see why he voted against the resolution.
Now worship is forbidden? Time to go back to early church practices and have house churches.
No word on whether Reid will bring either to a senate vote.
Then the AP has a question and answer session with the president and asks him about whether or not he believes the Washington Redskins should change their name? Journalistic malpractice.