Rules Of A Shutdown: Same Rhetoric Used On The Hill In 2011 That Was Used In 1995

Whether it is 1995 or 2011, there are a few basic rules to remember when the country is facing a government shutdown. Rule 1: Strike A Serious Tone The first rule is to strike a serious tone. In 1995, then-House Speaker Newt Gingrich angrily held up a golf club in one hand and President Clinton's statement in the other. "This is the president's two-page press conference before going off to play golf," Gingrich said. In both 1995 and 2011, representatives were adament about how "serious" the...Full Story
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