Government ‘in action’ game simulates politics

Washington, D.C. -- With less than seven hours until congressional brinksmanship would shut down the U.S. government for the first time in 17 years, a freshman Republican congressman boarded a plane destined for his home district in Mississippi.

[caption id="attachment_59236" align="alignleft" width="150"]government-in-action-shutdown In the game "Government in Action," students play as congress members competing for political capital in a bid for reelection.[/caption]

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