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House passes bill to restore death benefits

10/09/2013 1:03pm
The partial government shutdown has halted death benefits to the families of fallen soldiers, but the House has now voted unanimously for legislation that would restore those benefits.

NJ Gov. Christie visits US Capitol, GOP senators

10/09/2013 2:24pm
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he came to Washington to support a friend _ and ended up meeting some new ones.

Poll: No heroes in shutdown, GOP gets most blame

10/09/2013 3:15pm
President Barack Obama and lawmakers must rise above their incessant bickering and do more to end the partial government shutdown, according to a poll Wednesday that places the brunt of the blame on Republicans but finds no one standing tall in Washington.

Businesses question health care law requirement

10/09/2013 4:14pm
Some businesses say they'll be forced to hire fewer people or cut employee hours to avoid having to offer insurance coverage to workers under the new health care law.

AP Sources: GOP weighs short-term debt limit hike

10/09/2013 8:15pm
House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday night.

How the AP-GfK poll was conducted

10/09/2013 8:52pm
The Associated Press-GfK poll on the partial government shutdown and politics was conducted by GfK Public Affairs and Corporate Communications Oct. 3-7. It is based on online interviews of 1,227 adults who are members of GfK's nationally representative KnowledgePanel.