April 7, 2011 Democrats and Republicans are trying to game out the politics of a possible government shutdown. Most independents want a budget-fight compromise but it's unclear who would get blamed in a shutdown.
November 15, 2010 President Obama is signaling that he plans to push hard for bipartisanship. It's an appeal to political independents who say they're against gridlock and want the president and congressional leaders to work together.
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