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H.R. McMaster used a ‘Seinfeld’ reference about George Costanza to critique US war strategy

McMaster would reportedly often say, "George Costanza in Seinfeld, 'leave on an up note' — just go in, do a lot of damage, and leave."
House Speaker Paul Ryan

HERE WE GO AGAIN: Congress is scrambling to get their act together, and another government shutdown is just days away

Congress is rushing to put the finishing touches on a $1.3 trillion spending bill before the government shutdown deadline at the end of the day Friday.
Sen. Rand Paul

‘It doesn’t make any damn sense’: The latest, short-lived shutdown was a bizarre, avoidable fight

The short-lived government shutdown was the result of completely avoidable missteps.

‘A colossal waste of time’: Senators blast Rand Paul for pushing government into brief shutdown

Senators from both parties attacked Rand Paul for his protest that forced the government into a shutdown.

Congress passes massive budget deal before sunrise to end government shutdown

Congress passed a bipartisan budget deal in the early hours of the day on Friday, ending a government shutdown that lasted just a few hours.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Mitch McConnell, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Senate approves short-term government funding bill after a brief midnight shutdown

The massive budget deal is being held up just hours before the federal government is set to enter a partial shutdown.

Rand Paul pushed Congress into a government shutdown all by himself

Sen. Rand Paul is preventing a vote in the Senate on a government funding bill, possibly pushing the government into a shutdown at midnight.
Republican presidential candidate U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Conference in Nashua, New Hampshire April 18, 2015.

Rand Paul partakes in yearly Festivus ‘airing of grievances’ and takes aim at Clinton, Trump, and Ted Cruz

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul unleashed on President Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Sens. Ted Cruz and Orrin Hatch in an epic fashion.
Sen. Rand Paul

Rand Paul says he will vote against budget bill that adds to deficit — after voting for deficit-hiking tax bill

Sen. Rand Paul said he will not vote for a government funding bill that would avoid a shutdown. A bill is needed by December 22 ti avoid a shutdown.