Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks Thursday in Phoenix. Laura Segall/Getty Images hide caption

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Democrat Terry McAuliffe (left) and Republican Ken Cuccinelli talk before a debate in the Virginia gubernatorial race, last month in McLean, Va. Linda Davidson/The Washington Post/AP hide caption

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A sign hangs in the window of an information booth at the Lincoln Memorial in December 1995, announcing the temporary closure of the attraction due to the government shutdown. Mark Wilson/AP hide caption

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