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3 DEC 2021
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#1 in U.S. News • 61 articles
Why might the federal government shut down?
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    House passes bill to fund government, sending measure to avoid shutdown to the Senate.
    USA Today (Moderate Left) • Factual Grade 74% • 3 min read

    The 221-212 House vote came after lawmakers struggled to come to an agreement. The short-term measure would give Congress time to work on a longer-term funding plan. The temporary spending bill will need to pass [the Senate] by Friday night to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would furlough hundreds of thousands of nonessential federal employees.
    The bill could face complications in the Senate, where a group of [over a dozen] Republicans are threatening to delay passage of the bill in the upper chamber because they want language in the bill that would prevent the use of federal money to carry out a Biden administration mandate on workplace vaccinations.
    The continuing resolution has the support of Democratic and Republican leaders. But Senate procedure allows individual lawmakers to delay a floor vote for at least a couple of days, imperiling the chances of meeting the midnight Friday deadline. [Congress] still must address raising the debt ceiling to avoid sending the U.S. into default for the first time.
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    House passes government spending bill, kicking shutdown fight to Senate.
    Washington Times (Moderate Right) • Factual Grade 61% • 2 min read
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    Why the government is constantly on the verge of shutting down.
    Vox (Left) • Factual Grade 80% • 7 min read

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How is the 'Remain-in-Mexico' asylum policy being reinstated?

    The policy was first implemented in 2019 by former President Trump amid an increase in Central American families crossing the southwest border. About 70,000 migrants have been returned to Mexico under...

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Should the U.S. continue the Remain in Mexico program?

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Is it acceptable to require Covid-19 vaccines just for senior citizens?

401 votes, 65 comments

Context: Greece requires citizens over 60 to get vaccinated for Covid-19.


No - Unless their cognitive faculties have degenerated to the point that they lose their ability to make decisions for themselves. Being old and unvaccinated may be risky, but as long as everyone around you has had the ability to get vaccinated, you aren't a danger to anyone but yourself. You might be shooting yourself in the foot, but even senior citizens deserve the right to shoot themselves in the feet.

Yes - But only for over 65. This group is the most affected by the virus and the only group that is ful...

Unsure - It’s not acceptable to require the...

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How would NATO respond to a potential Russian invasion of Ukraine?

    Secretary of State Antony Blinken urged Moscow on Thursday to abandon plans for a potential invasion of Ukraine. [Blinken’s meeting with Russia's foreign minister...

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Why is the U.S. suing to block Nvidia’s merger with Arm?

    The FTC said the proposed deal would give one of the largest chip companies control over computing technology and designs that competitors rely on to dev...

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How will Major League Baseball's lockout impact the 2022 season?

    During a lockout, which is a labor-relations tool used by management to keep employees from working until a deal is agreed upon, team officials and players cannot communica...

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