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Despite backlash, government shutdown looks likely

Aditya Garg, Staff Writer

December 6, 2013

Barely a month ago, the U.S. government shut down. Why? Because of the insistence of a minority faction within the Republican Party, led by Sen. Ted Cruz, unhappy with Obamacare. When asked afterwards by ABC News correspondent Jon Karl about the possibility of a second government shutdown, Cruz...

News in brief

Rishab Revankar, World & Nation Writer

November 1, 2013

Washington D.C., USA Just weeks after President Barack Obama signed a bill to lift the government shutdown, a trio of troubles befell the Obama administration. Authorities are investigating allegations that the NSA repeatedly spied on American allies without Obama’s knowing. At the same time, Senate...

Open letter to Congress: please do your job

Open letter to Congress: please do your job

Aditya Garg, Staff Writer

November 1, 2013

Dear Congress, Thank you for your dedication and excellence. You have certainly made the people of this country proud to have such experienced politicians. Note I said politicians, not public servants. There is a subtle yet important difference between these titles — the former fights for...

Republicans forced $24 million government shutdown

Republicans forced $24 million government shutdown

Nicole Barnard, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013

After the shutdown, Congress played the blame game as Americans tried to make sense of it all. But ultimately, this was a Republican shutdown. However, Republicans blamed President Obama and the Democrats. No surprise there. “This is part of a larger pattern: the president’s scorched-earth...

News in Brief

Rishab Revankar, World & Nation Editor

October 4, 2013

Brussels, Belgium The appearance and operations of the world’s most popular search engine may be in for a slight change. According to Agence-France Presse, Google and the European Union are settling on an agreement to end a long-standing dispute that highlighted Google’s “preference in search...