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Blame game rife as Dems, GOP try to avert shutdown

Republicans and Democrats blamed each other Monday as they took the federal government to the brink of a shutdown in an intractable budget dispute over President... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2013

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Obamacare dispute sends gov't to brink of shutdown

Compromise elusive, Republicans and Democrats engaged in finger-pointing Monday just hours before the first government shutdown in 17 years, driven by an intractable... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2013

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With no weekend talks, 1st U.S. shutdown in 17 years seen as unavoidable

The U.S. government stands poised for its first partial shutdown in 17 years at midnight Monday after a weekend with no signs of negotiations or compromise from either... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2013

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Boehner: It's an emergency, where's the Senate?

House Speaker John Boehner says the nation is facing a budget emergency and the Senate, like the House, should be in session to help avert a government shutdown. Read more »

Sept. 30, 2013

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Republican fight on U.S. shutdown shows simmering civil war

The Republican war with President Obama over funding the government and the new health-care law will play out in the coming days and months. The conflict now exposed... Read more »

Sept. 30, 2013

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