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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY), left, and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) leave a Republican Senate caucus meeting at the Capitol on September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cheney vs. Enzi: Tall, Fishy Tales

Of all the tall tales: Dick Cheney wants this known about Wyoming Sen. Mike Enzi’s claim that he and the former vice president and congressman from Wyoming are fishing buddies. “Never happened,” Cheney said today on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” The...

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Lorena Ramirez, of Arlington, Virginia, holds up an American flag during a rally in support of immigration reform, in Washington, on October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Immigration Next: Old-Fashioned Way, Jeb Bush Recommends

Next up: Immigration. Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, brother of one president, son of another and the one serious-minded Republican who probably won’t run for the White House in 2016, says it’s time for Congress to get serious about immigration....

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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An unidentified woman gives the thumbs-down while posing for photos in front of a barricade preventing access to the World World II Memorial as the partial government shutdown enters day six on October 6, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 7

Updated at 7:47 am through 3:34 pm EDT With Michael C. Bender reporting on Newt Gingrich on Bloomberg Radio, Margaret Talev from the White House, and Kathleen Hunter from Congress Could the president be winning the short-term blame game? Three answers:...

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Catheryn Carroll, of Washington DC, berates members of the House Republican caucus while they hold a press conference on the steps of the U.S. Senate on September 29, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: Launched

Updated from 9 am Sept. 30 through 12:10 am Oct. 1 EDT With Margaret Talev reporting from the White House, Laura Litvan from Capitol Hill Midnight arrived without any apparent hope of a compromise in the budget stalemate that brought...

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) looks at a countdown timer for a possible government shutdown as he attends a news conference with Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) on September 26, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Countdown to Shutdown: 4 Days

Updated at 8:43, 8:57 and 11:07 am, 1:20, 2:15, 2:58, 3:52 and 3:58 pm EDT With Amanda Gordon of Bloomberg Muse reporting on a senator’s night out.  It was B-Day (for Budget) in the Senate. It will soon be D-Day...

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

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A heavy mist inundates the viewing area at Bridalveil Fall in Yosemite National Park in California.

Countdown to Shutdown: 5 Days

Updated at 8:50 and 11 am and 3:40 pm EDT With Sam Kussin-Shoptaw reporting from the Senate  Pigs may not fly, but planes will. That’s if the federal government is forced to “shut down” as a result of the brinkmanship...

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Seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the seventh hour of his filibuster on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2013.

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Seen on a television screen in the Senate Press Gallery, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks during the seventh hour of his filibuster on the Senate floor at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Sept. 24, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 6 Days

Updated at 8:28, 10:55 ,11:48 am, 1:41 and 2:33 pm EDT Can we talk? Ted Cruz can, and he did for nearly 20 hours. With six working days left — including the weekend — until the deadline for averting a...

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during the 'Exempt America from Obamacare' rally, on Capitol Hill, on September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Cruz ‘Made Fool of Himself:’ Scarborough

Joe Scarborough was a congressman, a Republican. Ted Cruz is a senator, a Republican. “Ted Cruz has made a fool of himself,” Scarborough says, in the concession that all he can really do about his pledge to “defund Obama-care” is...

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Co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, former Sen. Alan Simpson, right, and Erskine Bowles, left, participate in a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on November 1, 2011.

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Co-chairmen of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform, former Sen. Alan Simpson, right, and Erskine Bowles, left, participate in a Joint Deficit Reduction Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, on November 1, 2011.

Simpson-Bowles: ‘Witness Protection’

Forget their names: Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles. “We’re both on the witness protection program now,” said Simpson, the Republican former senator from Wyoming who teamed with Bowles, the Democratic former chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, to navigate...

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White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken (L) follows Press Secretary Jay Carney as they arrive to give a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 9. 2013.

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White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken (L) follows Press Secretary Jay Carney as they arrive to give a press briefing at the White House in Washington, DC, on September 9. 2013.

Obama Will ‘Go Forward:’ Carney

The White House says it will “go forward” tonight with a national appeal for support for a military strike against Syria for its use of chemical weapons — even with word from Syria today that it will accept the notion...

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