Patrick Wright

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The Two Basic Facts That Should Be in Every Shutdown Story

If Congress could vote on a "clean" bill, it would end the shutdown tonight. So why isn't it allowed to vote?<p>To people who follow politics these two facts are obvious. But they're not part of most "tragedy of gridlock" false-equivalence stories, and I believe they would come as news to most of the …

Democrats May Be Obstructionists Now, but They Have Good Reason

Sure, Harry Reid is refusing GOP calls for a bipartisan conference to help end the shutdown. But until the crisis, Republicans filibustered all …

Latest GOP shutdown proposal fails; no separate funding for vets, parks

As the federal government shutdown neared the end of its first business day, the House failed to pass a series of separate bills to restart funding for national parks, veterans' services and the city of Washington, D.C.<p>The measures, designed to eliminate some of the most unpopular consequences of …

US government shutdown kicks NASA and other agencies off the internet

As the US federal government furloughs an overwhelming number of employees, the websites they manage are going dark as well. The FTC, USDA, NASA, Library of Congress, and other agency sites have been turned off completely, and others are being updated periodically or not at all. With all …

GTA Online servers struggle, as single-player save issues are reported

Occasional "Rockstar Cloud Servers Unavailable" error message<p>Freezing sometimes while loading into first race in GTAO, with "waiting for other …

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Hyundai to defer payments due from US government staff

<b>Hyundai Motor will defer payments due from US federal employees affected by the partial government shutdown.</b><p>More than 700,000 employees face unpaid leave due to the shutdown which was triggered after the two houses of Congress did not agree on a new budget.<p>Hyundai said affected employees who …

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