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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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No Signs Of Compromise In Washington D.C.

Republicans and Democrats have made no significant progress is getting federal employees back to work and raising the debt limit.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama Urges Boehner To Hold Vote To Reopen Gov’t [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that left the eight-day partial government shutdown firmly in place and the threat of an unprecedented national default drawing closer.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Stocks Fall As Investors Wait On Washington [VIDEO]

The stock market's slow bleed got a little worse Tuesday.

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walks away after speaking to the media
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) walks away after speaking to the media (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Boehner Says No ‘Lines In The Sand’ On Debt Limit [VIDEO]

 House Speaker John Boehner says he is willing to negotiate budget issues with President Barack Obama without any conditions.

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Will The Country Run Out of Money to Pay Bills? [AUDIO]

As the government shutdown begins its second week, a dangerous new deadline is on the horizon.

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U.S. Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks towards the Senate Chamber with Secretary of the Minority Laura Dove
U.S. Minority Leader Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks towards the Senate Chamber with Secretary of the Minority Laura Dove ( Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Senate Dems To Try Passing Debt Ceiling Increase

Democrats controlling the Senate are planning to try to pass a stand-alone measure to increase the government's borrowing cap, challenging Republicans to a filibuster showdown that could unnerve financial markets as the deadline to a first-ever default on U.S. obligations draws closer.

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Clouds fill the sky in front of the U.S. Capitol
Clouds fill the sky in front of the U.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Obama May Be Open To Short-Term Debt Ceiling Hike [VIDEO]

A senior Obama economic adviser is suggesting that the White House would be open to a short-term increase in the nation's borrowing authority.

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What Will the Federal Shutdown Cost You? [AUDIO]

A lot of us who look at the Federal shutdown might wonder what the cost will be. An expert today has some sound advice for weathering the Washington chaos.

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U.S. Capitol
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Shutdown Enters 2nd Week, No End In Sight [VIDEO]

The government shutdown enters its second week with no resolution in sight and ominous signs that the United States is moving closer to the possibility of the first-ever default in the nation's history.

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Senator Ted Cruz (R)
Senator Ted Cruz (R) (CNN)
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Cruz: Tie Debt-Ceiling Rise To ‘Obamacare’ Changes

Sen. Ted Cruz says legislation raising the debt ceiling is among the best leverage that Congress has to rein in the White House and should include changes to the nation's new health insurance system.

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