Comments for: Tea party actions have consequences — like, potentially $72 million for Maine

Posted Oct. 24, 2013, at 11:57 a.m.

This month’s 16-day, partial federal government shutdown wasn’t the longest in U.S. history. But that doesn’t mean the shutdown of 2013 was devoid of consequences. Far from it. Forget, even, the effect of the shutdown on Americans’ faith in the ability of their federal government to function. Consider that, at …

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