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Looking back on the year that was 2013 part 2

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A lot of things changed in 2013, the President’s landmark healthcare overhaul went into effect despite efforts by conservatives to block its implementation by whatever means necessary. The country watched in horror as members of the Tea Party took matters into their own hands and staged a standoff with the White House the left the federal government shutdown for 16 days in October. While the finger pointing came from all sides, the Republicans are the ones many believe took the political hit for the showdown. Every day of the shutdown members of Congress paraded in front of the cameras and some even picked on U.S. Park Rangers for doing the job they are obligated to enforce because of Congress which included closing national parks.

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They said it was coming, and so it did; a number of changes have occurred at Atlanta based (for now) CNN. New network boss Jeff Zucker has been reportedly cleaning house at the news network. Not only has he released a number editorial staffers he has dismissed talent as well. Most recently it was announced that longtime CNNer John Zarrella would be parting ways with the network. Zarella started with the network in 1981. He has covered everything from the hanging chad to the final NASA space shuttle mission. HE was CNN’s go to guy for outer space. Apparently there are still more changes ahead for CNN as the network gradually shifts more personnel to New York and develops an “Attitude”.

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