The Common Good

BREAKING NEWS: Government Shut-Down Looms(?)

When you're done mourning the dismantling of R.E.M., you might want to keep your eye on what's happening in Washington, D.C.

This just in via our friends at Huffington Post:

The House on Wednesday failed to pass a continuing resolution to keep the federal government funded past next week, a major defeat for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), who was banking on having the votes to pass a package that tied emergency disaster aid to spending cuts.

The bill went down in a vote of 195 to 230. Forty-eight Republicans sided with nearly all Democrats in opposing the resolution aimed at keeping the government funded past Sept. 30, when current funding runs out, and through Nov. 18.

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