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Government Shutdown Essential

What Was 'Essential' and What Wasn't

Mattea Kramer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mattea Kramer

In that distinction between what was necessary and what wasn't, it was easy enough to spot the values of the people's representatives. And what we saw was gut-wrenching. Stomach-churning.

Some Furloughed Workers Return To Jobs

AP | SAM HANANEL | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In the space of a week, Chris Vaccaro was furloughed from his government post, called back to work and then furlough...

Amanda Terkel

Congressional Perks Deemed Essential During Shutdown While Public Sacrifices

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Around the country, furloughed federal workers are wondering how they're going to pay their bills while they wait for the government to ...