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VOA Answers Readers' Questions About U.S. Government Shutdown

VOA readers from around the world are asking questions about the U.S. government shutdown that, frankly, we’ve been wondering about, too. Here are some answers to questions we received in the comments sections of articles about the shutdown. Q: How come the president of the most powerful country in the world is so helpless? (Australia) A: Just because you’re the president of the United States doesn’t mean you have unlimited power. The American colonists who wrote the Constitution, were ...

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