The Shutdown was Months in the Making

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The government shutdown may have taken most Americans by surprise. But the New York Times reports it’s the consequences of long-term planning by more than three dozen conservative groups.

Molly Ball covers politics for the Atlantic. Sheryl Gay Stolberg covers the personalities, ideas and culture of Washington for the New York Times.


Molly Ball - national political correspondent, TIME - @mollyesque, Sheryl Gay Stolberg - New York Times’ Washington correspondent covering health policy - @SherylNYT

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