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