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What is deemed important during the shutdown

The surprise announcement that most of the Department of Defense’s furloughed employees will be able to return to work was welcome news to those who agree that members of the armed forces should be spared the pain of the shutdown. However, Salon’s David Sirota argues that when it comes to what gets shut down and what doesn't, there is a dividing line between that the State and the government. Sirota and The Atlantic's Steve Clemons join the NOW panel to discuss.

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