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USM’s Ronald Schmidt talks about shutdown on WMTW-TV

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Ronald Schmidt, an associate professor of political science at the University of Southern Maine, was interviewed by WMTW-TV about how Congressional partisanship lead to the Jan. 19th government shutdown.

"Every now and again, the issues that they're trying to make bargains on become so heated or a point of such a huge division between the parties that you wind up with this kind of collision," Schmidt said.