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    Danger to economy worries experts weighing potential government shutdown, default

    A prolonged government shutdown — followed by a potential default on the federal debt — would have economic ripple effects far beyond Washington, upending financial markets, sending the unemployment rate higher and slowing already tepid growth, according to a wide range of economists. A...
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    As GOP infighting persists, threat of government shutdown heightens

    With time running out, House conservatives reject Speaker John Boehner's attempt to find compromise on the federal budget and Republicans feud on the Senate floor. As GOP infighting persists, threat of government shutdown heightens - Seven hours after the destruction of the World...
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    Senate Votes 100-0 To Avert Government Shutdown

    Senate votes to avert government shutdown WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted 100-0 Wednesday to clear a key procedural hurdle toward passing a stopgap funding bill to avert a government shutdown in six days. The vote occurred after a dramatic overnight floor speech by Sen. Ted Cruz...
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    10 ways a government shutdown would affect your daily life

    Just over a week remains. If the Democrats and Republicans don't stop bickering and agree to how the U.S. should pay its bills, the federal government will shut down, come October 1. And at a time when the economy's finally showing signs of life, that could be troubling. Shutdowns don't...
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    gov shutdown

    saw in the news on the net today I forgot where that if Obama don't come to a agreement with the others by September 30 the gov may shut down.
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    Hateful Senate GOP regroups on shutdown strategy

    Senate Republicans huddled on Tuesday afternoon to get back on the same page: Attack Obamacare, not one another. Senate GOP regroups on shutdown strategy - Burgess Everett and John Bresnahan and Manu Raju - Now and then! In which Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) decides that...
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    Republican Budget Expert Warns Shutdown Won't Be Blamed On Obama

    Republican Budget Expert Warns that a Shutdown Won't Be Blamed on Obama The Republican government shutdown isn’t going to be blamed on the President. Steve Bell, a longtime Senate Republican budget expert now at the Bipartisan Policy Center, told Talking Points Memo that Republicans...
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    Tell Republicans to Stop the Government Shutdown over Obamacare

    Republicans in Congress are willing to go to any lengths to prevent people from receiving affordable healthcare - even if that means shutting down the government and hurting millions of Americans in the process. The head of the Republican National Committee, Reince Preibus, recently defended...
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    Conservatives Concede Defeat In Obamacare Shutdown Battle

    Top Conservatives Concede Defeat In Obamacare Shutdown Battle | TPMDC Multiple conservatives leading the charge to shut down the government if Obamacare isn’t defunded have begun to admit it’s a lost cause as senior Republicans put the kibosh on the plan. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lamented...
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    Government Shutdown

    Well, the House Republicans and President Obama have come together, labored mightily and managed to bring forth a turd. The U.S. Government will shut down tonight at midnight. Essential services of mail, air traffic controllers, TSA and the military will continue to operate, but our troops...
  11. NPR

    Funding Battle Continues As Shutdown Is Averted

    Facing a short-term extension of funding for the federal budget, guest host Lynn Neary talks with Rep. Frank Guinta (R-NH) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) about the debate over federal government funding measures and the prospect of a government shutdown. » E-Mail This     » Add to
  12. NPR

    House Bill Temporarily Averts Government Shutdown

    The House voted to keep the government funded for two more weeks Tuesday. This puts Congress on a path to avert a shut down for now. The budget measure now goes to the Senate, where a vote is expected Wednesday. But that only sets the stage for the real fight. Many of the Republicans elected...
  13. NPR

    House Approves Spending Bill, Putting Off Shutdown

    The House has voted to keep the federal government running for two more weeks, passing a bill to avert a government shutdown by a 335-91 margin. The bill, which the Senate is expected to pass as well, buys more time for legislators to work out a long-term spending bill. » E-Mail This     » Add...
  14. NPR

    House GOP Big Winner On Bill To Avert Government Shutdown

    House GOP leaders got a big win on the short-term spending bill, keeping Democrats on the defensive. » E-Mail This     » Add to<a rel="nofollow" href=""> </a> Source Click here to view...
  15. NPR

    House Passes Bill To Temporarily Avert Shutdown

    The bill, which cuts federal spending by $4 billion, passed after Democrats in the Senate said they would go along with it. The bill keeps the federal government funded for two weeks and buys time for difficult talks on a longer-term measure. » E-Mail This     » Add to Source...
  16. NPR

    Who'd Be To Blame For Government Shutdown?

    Host Michele Norris talks with Andy Kohut, president of the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. The latest numbers from Pew suggest the public is pretty evenly divided on who they would blame for a government shutdown — if one were to occur: 36 percent say they would blame...
  17. NPR

    Avoiding A Shutdown A Matter Of Agreement

    This coming week, Democrats and Republicans will have to hammer some type of budget deal to keep the federal government operating after Friday. NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins us to talk budget politics. » E-Mail This     » Add to Source Click here...
  18. NPR

    As Shutdown Looms, Is Any Solution In Sight?

    The federal government will begin shutting down Friday at midnight unless Congress comes up with a stopgap funding measure to replace the current continuing resolution that's about to expire. But with Republicans demanding deep cuts and Democrats saying no way, each party, it seems, is hoping...
  19. NPR

    How Much Gets Shuttered In A Shutdown?

    Agencies responsible for vital services, such as national security, air traffic control and food safety inspection, would continue operations. But others — those involving passports, student loans and other routine services — will shut down unless Congress reaches a deal on federal spending. »...
  20. NPR

    A Shutdown Won't Affect Airport, Border Security

    If Congress fails to come up with a spending bill to keep the federal government operating next week, and a shutdown occurs, the TSA airport screeners will keep working. Also reporting to work will be the people who secure the nation's borders. » E-Mail This     » Add to Source...