GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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Does U.S. Debt Ceiling Debate Compromise Citizens' Money Morals?

The U.S. debt was $1-trillion in 1982, and at $12.1-trillion just four years ago. It's now at $16.7-trillion and needing to be raised on Oct. 17th, or the country will be unable to pay its bills and will default on debt payments. This sends a clear message to a debt-ridden populace: that their own government doesn't even take debt that seriously.
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Why a Government Shutdown Would Never Happen in Canada

The latest U.S. government shutdown dominated headlines this week, prompting questions as to whether a similar situation could happen here. I sat down with my colleague at Samara, Jane Hilderman, to talk about the government shutdown and why -- for better or for worse -- it can't happen in Canada. What's at the heart of a government shutdown like the sort we're seeing in the U.S.?
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A Rebellion In The Republic?

As the shutdown of the U.S. government enters its third day, disrupting everyone from farmers who can't cash their paycheques to Statue of Liberty tourists, a growing cohort of Republican politic...
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Hundreds Of Tourists Kicked Out

(LOS ANGELES-AFP) - Hundreds of tourists staying in landmark US national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon face a deadline Thursday to leave due to the government shutdown. The National Park Se...

Republicans Are Like Toddlers

Government shutdown? You can blame Obama. Sure. Many people do. There's a whole meme about it that I see daily. Thanks, Obama. You can blame the Affordable Care Act. That nasty bill that provides wome...
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COULD LAST WEEKS

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there was no sign of progress toward...
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Don't Expect To See Her Any Time Soon

National parks in the US are being evacuated, American landmarks like the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial have closed, and some citizens can expect delayed passport services. These are amon...
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UNPLUGGED

WASHINGTON - Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade" by the GOP. On Capitol...
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Obama Threatens To Veto GOP Plan

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama ramped up pressure on Republicans Monday to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown, saying that failure to pass a short-term spending measure to keep agencies op...