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The Democratic Party Has Forgotten Its Roots

By on January 20, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
The Democratic Party Has Forgotten Its Roots

The author says the shutdown highlights the fact that the Democratic party has forgotten its roots, and federal employees are paying the price.

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Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster

on January 18, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
As the shutdown drama continues, some in Washington have begun to wonder aloud that it might take a dramatic failure of government to raise the level of anger among the general of public to a level needed to bring about an end to the shutdown.

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Legislation Introduced to Prevent Government Shutdowns

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments

A recently introduced bill is designed to prevent government shutdowns by giving Congress consequences for not passing timely spending bills.

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Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

By on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown and ‘A Taste of Armageddon’

The author says that without more dire consequences from shutdowns, it is unlikely that any lessons will be learned from them.

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White House Redefines Who Is Essential to Get Parts of Government Moving Again

on January 17, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
As the government shutdown stretches into its fourth week, the Trump administration is reinterpreting longstanding rules to open the federal government piece by piece, forcing thousands of workers to report to work without pay.

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A Shutdown to ‘Smoke out the Resistance’

on January 15, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Could there be an ulterior motive to the ongoing shutdown? A senior official with the Trump administration says in this editorial that although going without a paycheck has been difficult, the lapse in appropriations "is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good."

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Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

By on January 13, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Legislation Introduced to Permanently End Government Shutdowns

Legislation has been reintroduced that aims to put an end to government shutdowns for good.

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White House Issues Veto Threat on Individual Funding Bills to Reopen Some Agencies

By on January 9, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
White House Issues Veto Threat on Individual Funding Bills to Reopen Some Agencies

The White House said it would likely veto four individual funding bills introduced in the House without broader agreement on border security.

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What Are You Doing During the Shutdown?

By on January 9, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
What Are You Doing During the Shutdown?

Are you a furloughed federal employee? If so, what are you doing during the shutdown? Tell us your story.

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Shutdown for a Year? Imagine That…

By on January 8, 2019 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Shutdown for a Year? Imagine That…

Should you be worried about the shutdown lasting for a year? The author provides examples of possible consequences if that were to happen.

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