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Cardin Blames Tea Party for Shutdown

October 4th, 2013 by WCBC Radio

The colossal machinery of the US government will be largely paralyzed again Friday in the rancorous dispute over President Barack Obama's health care law, which many  conservatives want to gut. In the first such shutdown in 17 years, the White House and Republicans were digging in for an extended struggle with no solution, or serious dialogue to find one, in sight. National monuments remain barricaded in America's latest crippling political crisis which shut US war cemeteries in Europe and sent hundreds of thousands of federal workers home without pay. President Barack Obama accused conservatives in the House of Representatives of waging an "ideological crusade" by making government funding conditional on gutting his landmark health care law. U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, a Maryland Democrat,  placed the blame solely on the “tea party” faction of the GOP…


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