Will this state of affairs have a bearing on the future of the Republican Party and outcome of the 2016 elections?
Resolutions passed by large majorities in both houses guarantee that federal agencies will continue receiving their current levels of funding until December 11.
Although right-wing Republicans are still scheming to shut down the federal government, at the moment their efforts seem to be faltering.
Trump declared, "I consider climate change to be not one of our big problems. I think it's the weather."
The American people are fed up with Wall Street and the right wing can't ignore it.
Trump's purpose is demagogic, to toss red meat to the most extreme reactionary sections of the Republican Party base while spreading the poison of xenophobic racism around.
The GOP presidential candidates insulted groups of people including workers, women, and minorities; the America on display last night was a scary one indeed.
By the time you read this, the first Republican presidential debate will be over, and billionaire Donald Trump will, as usual, have grabbed center stage.
With voting rights under fire, GOP candidates have an opportunity to address the need to fix one of the nation's most important statutes.
"Voters will get more insight into the clown car of anti-woman fanaticism that is the GOP presidential field for 2016."