Monitor's weekly news quiz, March 5, 2011

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1. The US Senate passed a bill to avert a government shutdown over the federal budget. What happens now?

Sorry, no. All it did was kick the day of reckoning down the road to March 18, which is the date when the two-week budget legislation expires.

All it did was kick the day of reckoning down the road to March 18, which is the date when the two-week budget legislation expires.

Sorry, no. All it did was kick the day of reckoning down the road to March 18, which is the date when the two-week budget legislation expires.

Sorry, no. All it did was kick the day of reckoning down the road to March 18, which is the date when the two-week budget legislation expires. President Clinton's budget surplus of 2000 is contested by some, who say he arrived at a surplus by borrowing from other federal funds.

That's it! We're all set for FY 2012! Whee!

 

Politicians now have two more weeks to agree on a budget.

 

Not so fast – the House still has to approve the vote.

 

Concerned citizens build a time machine to send the nation back to 1969, the last (uncontested) time the US government ran a surplus ($3.2 billion).

 
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