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Friday Links: Chris Christie Accused of ‘Bridgegate’ Scandal

New Jersey mayor Chris Christie faces George Washington Bridge scandal allegations while setting up for 2016 Presidential Election.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

January 27, 2014

There is currently an ongoing investigation of possible political retaliation connected to Chris Christie, mayor of New Jersey. This sounds interesting, but the political scandal takes form in a traffic jam. However, this particular traffic jam takes span over several days on George Washington Bridge...

Friday Links: Why Did the Government Shutdown?

The government shutdown lasted far longer than recommended due to dispute over the spending bill. The number of government owned businesses and organizations that were paused continued to grow in response, so YouTube news channel Sourcefed’s Joe Barreta and Lee Newton reported on what one could and could not do during the government shutdown.

Lacy Hamilton, Editorials Editor

October 23, 2013

Under the Constitution, Congress must pass laws to spend money. If Congress cannot agree on a spending bill by the end of the fiscal year (September 30) the government does not have the legal authority to spend money, leading to a government shutdown. In the case of this year’s government shutdown, Congress and the ...

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