The Monday Catchup

These people are not going to visit the Statue of Liberty.

These people are not going to visit the Statue of Liberty. Thanks, Obama.

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: As you all know, the government is still shutdown. This conflict stems from the Republican-controlled House’s inability to pass a “clean” continuing resolution. A continuing resolution, or CR, is like a budget for when Congress can’t pass a budget (it hasn’t in three years because our legislature is controlled by opposing parties and it takes 60 votes for the Senate to pass a budget without House consent).

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Uphill/Downhill: State of Nature and Midterms

Another week mostly gone, the frozen winter is drawing closer, but next week is Reading Days which is the best time of the year.

Uphill: Government Shutdown — Government Shutdown themed parties will be had this weekend. Now that the Government is done for a little while, it’s time to let our hair down and party like some kind of state of nature. So lock your doors, gather those closest to you, mix the soil with your labor and grab the closest 40oz, because it’s time for some fun.

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The Monday Catchup

Congress voted on something!

Congress voted on something!

Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:

The Lead Story: The GOP-led House of Representatives passed a bill on Saturday that would fund the government and delay Obamacare a year. President Obama has said that he would veto such a bill, effectively guaranteeing a temporary federal government shutdown. In case you’re wondering, here’s who gets cut the most.

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