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House GOP Leaders Now Say Defund Obamacare Or Face Shut Down

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After initially resisting a plan to tie a continuing resolution funding the government past Sept. 30 to a "defunding" of Obamacare, House leaders announced Wednesday they would do just that, possibly as early as the end of the week. That would put the whole drama into the laps of the Senate, where Democrats will likely strip out the Obamacare language and send it right back to the House.
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A Love Letter To Literature: Reading Gabo In 'The Paris Review'

Gabriel Garcia Marquez died Thursday. It would be hard to overstate the importance of his novels, but author Gustavo Arellano recommends getting to know him in a different medium.
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In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand

Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.
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Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
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Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

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