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Thu October 17, 2013
The Road To Government Shutdown Was Paved By Summer Activism
Originally published on Thu October 17, 2013 4:54 pm
The twin fiscal crises resolved late Wednesday night were born in the slow days of summer — not anywhere in the Capitol, where the drama played out, but in the offices of Heritage Action, a conservative activist group that wanted to end funding for the president's health care law. With the help of an ambitious new Texas senator, the group staged a series of town hall-style meetings around the country, and the Defund Obamacare movement was born.