D.C. http://ripr.org en Shutdown over, Cicilline gets down to what Congress does best http://ripr.org/post/shutdown-over-cicilline-gets-down-what-congress-does-best <p>There is one element of the U.S. Congress that &nbsp;government shutdowns, fiscal Thelma and Louise threats, and the endless disputes over Obamacare never seem to touch: the relentless search for campaign money by senators and representatives.</p><p>The latest Rhode Island example is 1<sup>st</sup> District Democratic Congressman David Cicilline. The ink was barely dry on the eleventh-hour deal that delayed the shutdown craziness for 90 days or so when Cicilline was on the Internet, begging for campaign money.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 18:51:49 +0000 Scott MacKay 23371 at http://ripr.org