There's definitely an air of foreboding as Washington prepares for a partial government shutdown.
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September 30, 2013 As a government shutdown looms, the fiscal battles pit against each other two old veterans of Washington's partisan-wars, Sen. Harry Reid and Speaker John Boehner... Don't call this gridlock ... The GOP civil war
A statue of George Washington, in the U.S. Capitol's Rotunda.
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September 26, 2013 Some in Congress are raising the possibility of a short-term budget deal to put off a government shutdown by a week... Republicans seem to be shifting the Obamacare fight to the debt-ceiling debate... Sen. Ted Cruz isn't exactly beloved by his fellow Senate Republicans.
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