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Givens: Few benefit from political games in DC

POSTED: October 18, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Politics is theater. The more emotionally involved people become in the story the closer they pay attention and the more they care. If anything the shutdown and debt ceiling fight gained a lot of press and campaign donations for a score of politicians. Bill Clinton recently mentioned that politically speaking conflict is a good thing, maybe not for the nation, but for rallying people to the polls.

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