Government Shutdown 2013

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Are veggies more important than abducted children?

By Samantha Gilman
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Newsworthy | The Obama administration decided the government was too poor to alert the nation to child abductions, but flush enough to encourage children to eat more salad…

Dysfunctional government starts at the top

By D.C. Innes
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Government | Leading Congress is like herding cats. As we move from gridlock to impasse to legislative roadblock in Washington, we’re all wondering if yellow dogs…

Shutdown saga continues

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | As the partial government shutdown heads into the weekend, Catholics in the military may have to miss Mass

Midday Roundup: National parks used as ‘pawns’ in a political game

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | No good reasons. Arizona officials and business leaders are urging the National Park Service to let the state keep the Grand Canyon open, or at least part of…

The people paying the price

By Cheryl Keen
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Government | In one Maryland community hit hard by this week’s furloughs, not everyone thinks federal belt-tightening is a bad thing

Dollars and Sense: Shutdown not the only force pushing the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Shutdown? This is the first week of a government shutdown. Did we experience economic disaster? The straight answer is: No, we did not. U.S. stocks did drop…

Signs and Wonders: From one out-of-control pop star to another

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Miley advice. I’m not a fan of the very strange Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor. She’s had her share of meltdowns over the years, including an…

Ceiling dealings

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | Early October budget battle is a preview of bigger fight over the debt limit

Shutdown stymies mortgage loans

By Jeff Koch
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Government | When Evan Geiselhart heard about the possibility of a government shutdown, his first reaction was to “roll my eyes and say ‘Here we go again.’” As…

Could the Republicans’ ‘piecemeal approach’ work?

By Timothy Lamer
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Government | A question yesterday from CNN reporter Dana Bash clearly got under the skin of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., during a press conference about the…

Shutdown enters day three

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | Republicans vote to open parts of government while Democrats try to close places not even funded by government.

Midday Roundup: Capitol capitalism amid government shutdown

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Opportunity knocks. Amid all the hand-wringing and teeth-gnashing about the government shutdown, Politico has a fun story about Washington, D.C., businesses…

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