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06.01.2019

Five things the shutdown shows us about 2019

Five things the shutdown shows us about 2019

By Danny Katch, THE ERA of divided government began with the continuation of a ridiculous and destructive government shutdown caused by a president who seemingly cares only about impressing a hateful right wing minority obsessed with the symbolism of building a literal wall on the southern border to keep out… »

06.01.2019

Has Bait and Switch Become a Trump Signature?

Has Bait and Switch Become a Trump Signature?

By Dr Arshad M Kha, People voted for Donald Trump under the assumption, Mexico would be paying for your border wall.  They why should the people pay now in this bait-and-switch game, when hardly any of their concerns are being addressed?  It is a question that has led to a… »

05.01.2019

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Thanks Mr Trump for showing what a Brexit “shutdown” would look like

Weeks into Trump’s border wall tantrum “talks were due but as the nation digested the president’s rambling, contradictory and combative remarks at a White House press conference on Friday, potentially devastating effects of the shutdown were coming into focus. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides dietary assistance to 38 million… »

08.10.2013

US: Parties Trade Blame as Government Shutdown Enters 8th Day

US: Parties Trade Blame as Government Shutdown Enters 8th Day

The shutdown of the federal government is continuing for an eighth day as lawmakers remain deadlocked over Republican efforts to use the budget debate to defund or delay the Affordable Care Act. Senate Democrats are moving forward this week with “clean” legislation to increase the country’s borrowing limit without any… »

03.10.2013

Foreign Policy Elite Frets over Washington Shutdown

Foreign Policy Elite Frets over Washington Shutdown

By Jim Lobe for IPS News WASHINGTON, Oct 3 2013 (IPS) – Three days into the partial shutdown of the federal government, foreign policy mavens are voicing growing concern about the closure’s impact on U.S. credibility overseas. “This sends a message to allies that they’re… »

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