Government Shutdown 2013

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Shutdown saga heads into another weekend

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | President Obama’s meeting with Republican senators on Friday gets mixed reviews

Shutdown pain: Selective closures at the USDA

By Samantha Gilman
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Government | Crazy ways the Obama administration is maximizing the shutdown pain

Obama administration backpedals on park shutdowns

By Samantha Gilman
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Government | On Thursday, the Obama administration changed its tune about allowing states to reopen federal parks with their own funds, following pressure from at least…

Globe Trot: Shutdown reverberates around the world

By Mindy Belz
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International | AFGHANISTAN: Global fallout from the partial government shutdown may continue. But families of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan—denied government…

Dollars and Sense: Wall Street watching Washington

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Down and downer. This week was all Washington, all the time. Almost no other news mattered. And for the most part, that meant the markets sank over concerns…

Shutdown negotiations finally begin

By Edward Lee Pitts
Posted

Government | House Republicans offer compromises and meet with the president while facing poll numbers showing Democrats winning the blame game

Back to ‘flipping eggs and making beds’ for innkeeper who defied shutdown

By Samantha Gilman
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Government | After facing accusations of resorting to what some have called “gestapo tactics,” the National Park Service (NPS) might be loosening its grip on…

Shutdown gives brewery a federal hangover

By Jamie Dean
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Government | In an eclectic corner of Charlotte, N.C., a local crowd packs the taproom of NoDa Brewing Company nearly every night of the week. Husband-and-wife team Todd…

Midday Roundup: Are Republicans ready to make a deal?

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Let’s deal. House Republicans are ready to make a deal on raising the nation’s debt ceiling, at least temporarily. According to unnamed sources, House…

Obama not budging

By Edward Lee Pitts
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Government | The president continues to refuse to negotiate with House Republicans as the debt-ceiling deadline nears

Signs and Wonders: Truth in advertising

By Warren Cole Smith
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Newsworthy | Dueling billboards. You may have seen billboards by atheist groups with messages such as “Keep Religion Out of Government.” If you haven’t seen them,

Midday Roundup: Private money for Head Start but not the Grand Canyon

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Double standard. Although the Obama administration refused to take private donations or state money to keep the Grand Canyon open, officials are not nearly so…

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