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So That’s What It Looks Like When A Journalist Refuses To Let Politicians Off The Hook

In the hours leading up to the gov't shutdown, which could furlough as many as 800,000 federal employees, CNN's Ashleigh Banfield asked Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) what you'd think would be an easy question: In light of the government shutdown, would you be willing to classify yourselves as "non-essential employees" and forgo your $174,000 congressional salaries? Their infuriatingly smug non-answer tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the current state of Congress.

So That’s What It Looks Like When A Journalist Refuses To Let Politicians Off The Hook
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A man who uses a wheelchair fell onto the tracks in a New York City subway station on Wednesday afternoon. A CBS New York writer was at the scene of the incident and says that people rushed to save the man after they heard him "whimpering."

It's unclear why the man fell onto the tracks.

A brave rescuer risked his life by jumping on the tracks to get the man to safety knowing that the train would come barreling in at any second. The footage is even more dramatic because you can hear the station's PA system announce that the train is on its way.

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