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The Work Piled Up! What Now?

As much as I enjoy vacations, sometimes they make it even harder to return to work because I’ll have my work for the current week to do, plus work that had piled up from the previous week. Then I’ll wind…

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Congress Plays Kick the Can

Was that so hard? Finally, the shutdown is over. Until…

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Stymied by the Vast Number of Barricades

A few years back, I cut out a political cartoon that ran in our local newspaper to hang on my office wall. The cartoon humorously depicted how life had become in D.C. The cartoon ran in the spring during the…

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Doggone Shutdown – Literally!

We now enter the second week of the federal government shutdown with no end in sight as Congress continues to ignore the obvious need to address federal funding to keep our country running. House Republicans had offered that services are…

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Want to Join My Fantasy Grants League?

Rather than blogging about how infuriating it is to witness Congress’ ineptitude to reach any kind of compromise to prevent the current federal government shutdown, I thought I’d post about something a bit more fun — baseball. We’re now beginning…

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Get The Locks Ready, the Doors Are Closing

So here we are, Sept. 30. This should be a time of excitement – football is in full swing, baseball playoffs are set to begin, kids are planning what to wear for Halloween, numerous fall festivals are on the schedule….

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Government Shutdown: Time Runs Out at Midnight

The witching hour approaches. Unless budget negotiators can pull out a last-minute compromise over fiscal year 2011′s spending priorities, at midnight tonight the federal government turns into a pumpkin—a very large, inanimate and inoperable pumpkin.

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Shutdown Looms: Three Days Left And Counting…

With T-minus three days until the next deadline to prevent a government shutdown, President Obama is inserting himself into the budget debate today in a sit down with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.,  House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, Senate…

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