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Minnesota lawmakers lead tour groups and other scenes from a shut down U.S. Capitol

REUTERS/Larry Downing
A furloughed federal employee holding a sign on the steps to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday.
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Comments (4)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Tester on 10/02/2013 - 10:55 am.

    “so constituent casework is taking a backseat”

    That is so instructive of Al Franken’s priorities.

    • Submitted by RB Holbrook on 10/02/2013 - 11:34 am.


      That is so instructive of your reflexive bias.

      Constituent casework is helping someone who has a problem/issue with a federal agency. How is that possible if the agency is closed?

  2. Submitted by David Frenkel on 10/02/2013 - 11:40 am.

    Congress clueless

    I don’t think many people in Congress understood what they were doing by shutting down the federal government. Many in Congress were surprised that the National Mall is run by the US Park Service and it had to be closed by the shutdown which includes the World War II Memorial which is popular with veterans and they were locked (tape) out.
    Congress loves to wave the flag but seems to be clueless who they are hurting by this shutdown including military families and veterans.

  3. Submitted by jason myron on 10/02/2013 - 02:02 pm.

    Franken’s Priorities?

    Well, he didn’t nearly break his neck, stumbling over his 23 foster kids in order to grab a photo op with a few WWII vets, while waving a little American flag if that’s what you mean….

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