The first default in more than 200 years Remarks on Budget Deal by President Barack Obama

The last U.S. debt default was in November 1814 — but the Treasury had an excuse for being empty: the U.S. was in the midst of the War of 1812, and The White House and Capitol were charred ruins. As a result of the default, even the troops fighting the War of 1812 weren’t getting paid!

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Sunlight Foundation Labs director Tom Lee found a parallel pattern in references to Obamacare in hip-hop and references to Obamacare in Congress using his own lab’s software Capitolwords. Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

https://twitter.com/tjl/status/385820963210022912

Capitolwords' analysis can be seen here
RapStats' analysis can be seen here

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RapStats Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

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J-Dilla Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

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In the November 2013 “Power” issue of Vanity Fair, Jay-Z followed in a long tradition of high-profile rappers and music critics who complained about the lack of education artists receive in how to manage sudden wealth. Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

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A pro-Obamacare parody of Scandal featuring Jennifer Hudson for Funny or Die? Where is Hip-Hop’s “Harry and Louise”? by MoMilli 19

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Democrats held firm from the beginning and that is probably why we won. Chuck Schumer On Ending The Government Shutdown by NowThisNews (Ft. Chuck Schumer)

It’s not clear that the Democrats “won.” After 16 days of the government being shut down and a near-default on the United States' debt, no one really won. But they did get more out of the Senate deal than the GOP. And they most certainly held firm from the beginning, with Obama and Congressional Democrats not giving an inch to the Republicans.

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We saw real division among Senate Republicans Statement After Senate Ends Shutdown by Senator Ted Cruz

The division was between a handful of hyper-conservative Tea Party Senators like Senator Ted Cruz and Senator Rand Paul and the majority of “moderate” Republicans like John McCain and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Senate firebrands:

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The United States Senate has stayed with the traditional approach of the Washington establishment of maintaining the status quo and doing nothing to respond to the suffering that ObamaCare is causing millions of Americans. Statement After Senate Ends Shutdown by Senator Ted Cruz

Could this guy be any more of an asshole?

He basically single-handedly caused the shutdown, the Senate GOP caucus went along with it for 16 extremely unpopular days, until they were basically forced to end it because the world economy would’ve gone into freefall otherwise… and Cruz has the nerve to say they did “nothing to respond to the suffering that ObamaCare is causing millions of Americas”?

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This time was really hard. Statements on Deal to End Government Shutdown [Excerpt] by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (Ft. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell)

Indeed, the shutdown has lasted 16 days — the third longest shutdown in history, behind only the 1978 shutdown on President Jimmy Carter’s watch and the 1995-96 shutdown on President Bill Clinton’s watch

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