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Shakespeare on the Rocks relocates due to shutdown

Shakespeare on the Rocks relocates due to shutdown

Leonardo Montañez, Staff Reporter October 22, 2013

National parks such as Chamizal National Memorial were closed during the 16-day government shutdown, and this affected the events and shows planned during this time, including Shakespeare on the Rocks. The production of “Doctor Faustus,” which will...

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Department of Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warns members of a House committee that if the shutdown doesn’t end soon, millions of veterans may not receive benefit payments. Shinseki addressed the Veterans’ Affairs congressional committee Wednesday.

Veterans may not see benefit checks on Nov. 1 if shutdown continues

Jessica Wray, Scripps Howard Foundation Wire Reporter October 10, 2013

WASHINGTON – Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki warned House VA committee members Oct. 9 that if the shutdown doesn’t end soon, come Nov. 1, more than 5.18 million beneficiaries – including veterans, family members and a portion of active...

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Thomas E. Mann speaks at American University about the future of Congress - how extremism has created a rift that separates parties and eliminates compromise.

Political extremism led to shutdown, authors say

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 8, 2013

WASHINGTON – With the government shut down now for eight days, people all over the nation have been asking, “What is wrong with Congress?” Two congressional scholars pointed to political extremism as the answer Oct. 3 in a discussion at American...

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Congressional Hispanic Caucus freshman representatives talk Tuesday about their first year in Congress. They expressed their concern about the government shutdown. From left, Democratic Reps. Tony Cárdenas, Calif.; Joaquin Castro, Texas; Joe Garcia, Fla., and Michelle Lujan Grisham, N.M.

Congressional Hispanic Caucus House members decry shutdown

October 1, 2013

WASHINGTON – House Democratic members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus said Tuesday they’re disappointed and frustrated that House Republicans repeatedly blocked a vote on a continuing resolution that could have avoided a government shutdown....

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People visit the Natural History Museum before its likely closing due to the government shutdown.

Shutdown to affect more than just government

Nick Prete, SHFWire reporter October 1, 2013

Editor’s note: This story was written Sept. 30. Due to the subject matter, some facts may have changed since the time it was written. WASHINGTON — Visitors to Washington may not think a government shutdown will affect them, but if they plan to...

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Mayor Vincent C. Gray released a statement Wednesday explaining his decision to declare district government operations essential during a shutdown. Pictured above is his office on Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

In case of shutdown, emergency bill would keep D.C. running

Andres Rodriguez, SHFWire reporter September 25, 2013

WASHINGTON – The District of Colombia plans to take matters into its own hands to prevent city services from closing if the federal government shuts down on Tuesday. The D.C. Council has scheduled a meeting for Tuesday, in which it plans to introduce...

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