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Paying for the shutdown in terms of popularity

Paying for the shutdown in terms of popularity

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

October 21, 2013

Approval ratings for both Democrats and Republicans have dropped post-shutdown, but the Republican party's decline in particular may affect the 2014 Senate elections. A series of public opinion polls during the last two weeks signify that Republicans have taken most of the blame for the shutdown situ...

Flu season fiasco: CDC closed during government shutdown

Flu season fiasco: CDC closed during government shutdown

Zoe Wildman, Highlander Editor

October 8, 2013

With the Center for Disease Control (CDC) shut down, Americans will not be informed about current flu strains and where outbreaks are occurring. According to the CDC website, they will not be routinely analyzing surveillance data nor testing laboratory specimens submitted as part of routine surveillance. “The...

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

Politically Correct: A genuinely Republican shutdown

October 7, 2013

A neighbor comes over and asks, “Can I burn down your house?” Obviously, the answer is no. He then asks, “Just the second story, the first story will be fine.” Of course, again the answer is no. He then complains, “But, you aren’t negotiating!” That essentially is the Republican Party’s negotiation ...

Behind the government shutdown – two sides that can’t agree

Behind the government shutdown – two sides that can’t agree

Dana Benelli, Staff Writer

October 7, 2013

After one week of partial shutdown, the United States government remains deadlocked as disagreement between the Democratic party and the Republican party continues to delay consensus. The shutdown began at midnight Sept. 30 as a result of Congress failing to pass its budget plan for the new fiscal year. ...

Government shutdown effects students

Government shutdown effects students

Tara Shahrvini, Staff Writer

October 4, 2013

Ten days after the government shut down, students are starting to see its effects. Disagreement in Congress regarding the funding for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, sparked the government to shut down. The end of the shutdown still remains unknown and many students are unsure...

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