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The People Who Started the Shutdown Don't Know How to End It

It wasn’t just Democrats in Congress who complained about President Donald Trump Saturday. It was also Republicans, who grumbled just as loudly that they were not sure who in the White House was negotiating to end a… 1,680 more words

Several members of Congress ask that their pay be withheld during government shutdown; some say they'll donate the money to charity

WASHINGTON — Several members of Congress have asked that their pay be withheld during the government shutdown, with some saying they will donate that money to charity. 299 more words


Lights, Camera, Shutdown!

It’s that magical time of year again: when political theater of the absurd engages in a “government shutdown.”

Government shutdowns used to mean something to me. 402 more words


Lawmakers scramble for a deal amid shutdown-DACA 'chaos'

On the first day of the government shutdown, there’s more sniping about who is to blame than serious progress towards ending it.

The White House and leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties on Capitol Hill dug in for a period of political spinning and blame shifting that will eventually shape the politics of the shutdown and decide who comes out on top. 1,306 more words


I Have a Plan to Create a Government Which Represents the Real America

The plan I have to change our government and ensure that it represents the real United States of America is not unique. It is all inclusive beginning with two major changes which are mandatory. 707 more words

A GOP Congressman Battling Sexual Harassment Allegations Reportedly Settled His Own Misconduct Case

While hundreds of thousands of people participate in Saturday’s Women’s March 2018, a New York Times report alleges that Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-Pennsylvania), a champion against sexual harassment in Congress, has settled his own misconduct case. 366 more words

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Congressman Combating Harassment Settled His Own Misconduct Case

This sort of thing seemed to happen frequently in the military, where the officer responsible for fighting sexual assault and harassment was found later to be guilty of same. 348 more words

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