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HuffPost Table Talk: How & Why Does The Government Shut Down?


Every Friday, the Huffington Post editors highlight one of the most compelling news stories of the week — a story to spark a lively discussion at your family dinner table.

This week, in a battle over the federal budget between congressional Republicans (who hold the majority), vs. the Democratic minority and the president, the federal government itself may be headed toward a shutdown, not seen since a similar battle in the mid-nineties. Unless everyone can come to an agreement by Friday at midnight on a controversial Republican budget proposal, the government will run out of budgeted money and all “non-essential” government services will grind to a halt.

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