Five Upsides to the Government Shutdown

The shutdown might not be such a bad thing after all
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As the federal government enters its first shutdown in 17 years on Tuesday, the airwaves and Internets are full of punditry on its pitfalls and downsides. Ever the optimists, we found five reasons to look forward to the shutdown.

Stop FEMA Rallies Planned Across the Country

New flood insurance rates could force homeowners to move

Rallies are being planned in several states on Saturday to protest the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), its new flood maps, and the Biggert-Waters Act that will result in higher flood insurance rates.