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...