The US House passed its version of a budget on straight party line vote. They decided our poor and elderly are way too well off. The other party agrees that the US can afford nothing, but has different ideas about who should bear the burden. The like consensus will be that the US can afford nothing and everyone will lose. That is except for those who have bought their own Congress member. Corporations and unions can now purchase them openly.
Man shot dead in northern Israel town of Bi'ina, police say the murder was gang related (Haaretz)
from the article: Wikileaks reveals U.S. funding anti-government Syrian groups