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October 31, 2013

My View: Shutdown born of GOP extortion, extremism

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Fred Slocum is an associate professor of political science at Minnesota State University, where he teaches courses on U.S. government, Congress, the presidency, political parties and American public opinion.

1 http://mankatofreepress.com/letters/x1666054308/Extremist-pledge-riddled-GOP-lopsidedly-responsible-for-dysfunctional-government, and http://mankatofreepress.com/letters/x2137253936/My-View-Today-s-GOP-Right-wing-extremism-hypocrisy-refusal-to-compromise-run-amok. 

2 http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/obama-press-conference-no-ransom-for-raising-debt-ceiling-86144.html. 

3 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/30/voters-blamed-gop-for-1995-shutdown_n_842769.html. 

4 http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/poll-majority-would-blame-republicans-for-any-government-shutdown. 

5 http://mankatofreepress.com/letters/x1230896326/Your-View-Opposition-to-health-bills-is-not-identical, 

6 http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2013/09/23/new-polls-deflate-the-push-to-defund-obamacare-or-have-a-shutdown.

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