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The Real Reasons Why the Government Shut Down

When the government shuts down, the politicians pipe up. No sooner had a midnight deadline passed without congressional action on a must-pass spending bill than lawmakers launched their time-honored competition over who gets the blame for their collective failure. The Senate floor became a staging ground for dueling speeches early …

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Symone D. Sanders: Black Women, Demand the Support You Give

Black women are known for performing under pressure. Pressures like getting work done despite being paid less than their counterparts, showing up during elections, and leading the charge against injustice for everyone else. In the words of Phylicia Rashad, “women are power.” Time and time again, elections in this country …

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‘This Is Now Really a Women’s March’

NEW YORK—More than 100,000 protesters showed up on a warm, sunny day in New York to celebrate the anniversary of the Women’s March protests that followed Donald Trump’s inauguration as president last year. But in contrast with last year’s events, this year’s gathering was optimistic, almost celebratory. The pink pussy …

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The government just shut down. Now what?

The government shut down at midnight Saturday after the Senate rejected a measure that would have funded the government through February 16. It’s the first government shutdown since 2013 and it begins on the anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration. The shutdown comes after the Senate was unable to get the …

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