Belgium went without a national government for 589 days. The impact on the daily lives of Belgians was minimal if not entirely invisible.
The House Republican leadership has adopted Texas Senator Ted Cruz's strategy for fighting back against the Obama administration promise to vote down all government spending until the House approves a spending bill funding ObamaCare.
President Obama endorses New York mayor hopeful Bill de Blasio and praises him as a great hope for "Progressive change" — as de Blasio's radical record of support for Fidel Castro, the Sandinista regime in Nicaragua, and Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe finally gets reported in the MSM.
More and more people are looking to Social Security Disability Insurance as a form of "unemployment" income, and the system may run out of money by 2016.