"Roman Candle" turns 20: Secrets of Elliott Smith's accidental masterpiece (slideshow)
Elliott and the friends with whom he recorded in middle school in Texas (photo courtesy of Dan Pickering)
Sen. Marco Rubio argued that it’s President Obama who is pushing for a government shutdown, not the group of Republicans trying to defund Obamacare.
“Well, the one who’s threatening to shut down the government is the president and his Democratic allies,” Rubio said on Fox News, as quoted by Politico. He continued: “What they’re basically saying is unless the budget funds Obamacare, they won’t support it. They’re basically saying that unless we fund Obamacare they are willing to shut down the government.”
Rubio is part of a group of tea party Republicans threatening to block a continuing resolution that would fund the government after the end September, if that measure includes funding for Obamacare. The plan, which has divided Republicans, would likely result in a government shutdown, since the Democrat-controlled Senate and Obama would not approve a measure that didn’t include funding for the law.
A study by the non-partisan Congressional Research Service found that even if the government does shut down, the Affordable Care Act would still have funding.
Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at email@example.com.More Jillian Rayfield.
Heatmiser publicity shot (L-R: Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson, Neil Gust, Elliott Smith) (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott and JJ Gonson (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
"Stray" 7-inch, Cavity Search Records (photo courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott's Hampshire College ID photo, 1987
Elliott with "Le Domino," the guitar he used on "Roman Candle" (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Full "Roman Candle" record cover (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Elliott goofing off in Portland (courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
Heatmiser (L-R: Elliott Smith, Neil Gust, Tony Lash, Brandt Peterson)(courtesy of JJ Gonson photography)
The Greenhouse Sleeve -- Cassette sleeve from Murder of Crows release, 1988, with first appearance of Condor Avenue (photo courtesy of Glynnis Fawkes)