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Neither the President nor Republicans have walked away from the shutdown covered in glory, while most Americans wouldn't be surprised if there was another shutdown in January.  Although the partial government shutdown has ended – for the time being – and the country has avoided default, there are no winners ...
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Democrats are happier now with where the country is headed than during the shutdown, but Independents and Republicans are still gloomy about the future.  The shutdown made some measures of the state of the country even worse than they had been: last week the percentage thinking the country was off ...
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73% expect another government shutdown in January 2014. In case you missed it, Architect of the Capitol Stephen T. Ayers announced this week plans for a two-year, $59 million renovation of the U.S. Capitol building, complete with scaffolding over the dome and nets inside to protect visitors from things falling ...
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Ted Cruz's popularity among Republicans hasn't been hit by the shutdown, but he is increasingly unpopular among Independents and Democrats. Ted Cruz, a freshman senator for Texas, is now one of the most prominent men in conservative politics, taking much of the credit in conservative circles - or, depending on ...
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Most Americans think that homelessness is a result of people making poor choices and are divided on whether or not it should be illegal to panhandle. Last week a court in Arizona ruled that Flagstaff's law banning 'panhandling' - begging for money in public - was unconstitutional, though courts have ...
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Most Americans think that solitary confinement is an acceptable form of punishment, but there is a partisan divide over whether the US imprisons too many people. Last week Herman Wallace died of cancer three days after being released from prison. He had spent 41 years in solitary confinement at Angola prison in ...
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