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Reporters wait for U.S. senators to walk by to ask them about the government shut down, on Capitol building on October 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Reporters wait for U.S. senators to walk by to ask them about the government shut down, on Capitol building on October 14, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Shutdown Journal: Day 15

Updated at 9 am though 8:27 pm EDT Often, on days like these — and there have been dozens of them lately — the morning dawns with a breeze of optimism. By mid-afternoon, all that was dashed. By evening, it...

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First day of kindergarten in Silver Spring, Md.

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First day of kindergarten in Silver Spring, Md.

Parenting Toughest Job Around: Pew

The old adage about parenting being the toughest job around is proven out in a report released today that shows American moms and dads consider caring for their children more exhausting than their workplace. Parents with children younger than 18...

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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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Government workers protest the possibility of a federal shutdown on Sept. 30, 2013, in Chicago.

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Government workers protest the possibility of a federal shutdown on Sept. 30, 2013, in Chicago.

Frustration, Anger Prevail Among Public: Pew Poll

What’s the public’s take on Washington? Frustration. And anger. “Public anger at the federal government is as high as at any point since the Pew Research Center began asking the question in 1997,” Pew reports today. “Anger is most palpable...

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President Barack Obama made a public appeal to House Republicans to avert a government shutdown in an appearance in the press briefing room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2013.

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President Barack Obama made a public appeal to House Republicans to avert a government shutdown in an appearance in the press briefing room of the White House on Sept. 27, 2013.

Countdown to Shutdown: 3 Days

Updated at 11:40 am, 12, 2:11 and 5:50 pm EDT This is what a stalemate looks like. This is how shutdowns happen. House Speaker John Boehner, after convening his party’s conference today, announced that the Republican-run House will proceed with...

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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

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The Capitol building in Washington, D.C.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 57%

That’s the share of Americans who want lawmakers who share their views to compromise on a budget plan to avert a government shutdown, according to a Pew Research Center survey. That compares with 33 percent of Americans who want similarly-minded...

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, sits before speaking at the Princeton Club in New York.

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Ben S. Bernanke, chairman of the U.S. Federal Reserve, sits before speaking at the Princeton Club in New York.

Bernanke: Democrats Grown to Like Him, Republicans Turned Against

Ben who? The astoundingly public debate over a successor for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has crowded out what might be an appropriate time to assess the work of the Fed chairman who steered the American economy through the worst...

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President Barack Obama attends the second working session at the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

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President Barack Obama attends the second working session at the G20 summit on September 6, 2013 in Saint Petersburg.

On Syria: Obama’s Army on Sidelines

Updated at 10:10 am EDT, Sept. 10 Among all the usual advocates whom President Barack Obama has rallied in support of his bid for military action against Syria, the one most conspicuous by its virtual absence is the organization committed...

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Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2013 urging the US not to attack Syria.

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Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad take part in a demonstration in front of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2013 urging the US not to attack Syria.

Syrian ‘Surge:’ Growing Opposition

It’s not getting better for the White House. Public opinion against a Syrian strike is only mounting. The Pew Research Center reports today: “Over just the past week, the share of Americans who oppose U.S. air strikes in Syria has...

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Senators view photographs of victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of  "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria" on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

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Senators view photographs of victims of chemical weapons attacks in Syria as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria" on September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Bloomberg by the Numbers: 29%

That’s the share of Americans who favor U.S. military airstrikes against Syria, according to the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. That compares with 48 percent who oppose military action against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad,...

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