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President Obama told The Associated Press Friday that the House has enough votes to end the federal government shutdown.
October 5, 2013 "There are enough votes in the House of Representatives to make sure that the government reopens today," President Obama told The Associated Press. The shutdown has idled some 800,000 federal workers.
September 26, 2011 The day's news includes word that two people, one of them an American, were killed at a CIA station in Kabul.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the Capitol last week.
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September 26, 2011 Lawmakers in Washington are still at odds over how to put some more money into the coffers of the stretched-thin Federal Emergency Management Agency. If the dispute isn't settled by the end of the week, part of the government might have to shut down.
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September 20, 2011 A dispute over how much money to give the Federal Emergency Management Agency has Republicans and Democrats at odds again, with a Sept. 30 deadline looming.
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