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You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me Lucille

More than 40 years ago, Kenny Rogers’ released a hit single with the chorus line, “You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me...

Why Shutdowns Happen and How they can be Avoided

For the first 191 years of the Republic there were no government shutdowns. In the spring of 1980, however, Attorney General Benjamin Civiletti issued...

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Will Congress Push Public Debt to 97 Percent of GDP?

The Congressional Budget Office has released an analysis of the new House Republican tax plan which indicates that the deficit will increase by $1.7...