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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives to Capitol Hill for this morning's vote
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) arrives to Capitol Hill for this morning's vote (Chris Maddaloni/Getty Images)
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House Passes Bill To Pay Furloughed Workers

The House has passed a bill to give 800,000 furloughed federal workers retroactive pay once the government reopens.

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Senator John Cornyn
Senator John Cornyn (R-Texas)
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Weekly Addresses: Federal Government Shutdown [VIDEO]

President Obama and Republicans used this weekend's weekly internet and media address to present their side of the federal government shutdown and how they believe the problem can be solved.

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Mark Wilson, Getty Images
Mark Wilson, Getty Images
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Obama, Biden Take a Rare Stroll for Lunch [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are stepping out of the White House on a surprise and rare off-campus stroll to grab lunch at a neighborhood eatery and draw attention to the fourth day of the government shutdown.

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) joins (L-R) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-VA) hold a news conference after a House Republican caucus meeting
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (R) joins (L-R) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-VA) hold a news conference after a House Republican caucus meeting (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Boehner Ties Government Reopening To 2-Party Talks

House Speaker John Boehner is demanding that the White House and congressional Democrats negotiate with congressional Republicans about ways to re-open the government and address criticisms of the president's health care law.

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Congress Still Divided As Government Shutdown Enters Fourth Day
Congress Still Divided As Government Shutdown Enters Fourth Day (Alex Wong, Getty Images)
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Government Shutdown: Who Do You Blame? [POLL/AUDIO]

As the government shutdown continues, who is really to blame?  It depends on who you ask.

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President Barack Obama
President Barack Obama speaks in Maryland ( Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama Cancels Asia Trip As Shutdown Continues

resident Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get the nation's business back up and running.

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President Barack Obama visits M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Maryland
President Barack Obama visits M. Luis Construction in Rockville, Maryland (Dennis Brack-Pool/Getty Images)
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Obama Pins Government Shutdown On Boehner [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama says House Speaker John Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of reopening the federal government.

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Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images
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Government Shutdown Could Hurt NJ’s Business Climate [AUDIO]

If you think the federal government shutdown isn't going to impact New Jersey's business climate and the state's economy, think again.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Obama, Hill Leaders Fail To Solve Shutdown Impasse [VIDEO]

The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday after a White House meeting among President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders yielded no signs of progress but plenty of evidence that Democrats and Republicans remained riven over a dispute that has idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and curtailed services nationwide.

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Protester outside the U.S. Capitol
Protester outside the U.S. Capitol (Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images)
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Obama, Lawmakers To Hold Meeting On Shutdown

President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday as a partial government shutdown entered a second day with little sign of a breakthrough to get hundreds of thousands of people back to work.

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