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GOP demanded lawmakers pay more for health care

10/01/2013 1:40am
About 18,000 people _ including members of Congress, all their aides, presidential appointees and even the president and vice president _ would lose the employer-provided health insurance under a condition that Republicans proposed for averting a government shutdown.

Measure to extend visas for Iraqis advances

10/01/2013 10:58am
A measure to provide relief for Iraqis who risked their lives to help the United States may be advancing in Congress despite the government shutdown.

Budget fight a perfect storm of issues roiling US

10/01/2013 2:48pm
It's a political perfect storm: The pairing of a government shutdown with the rollout of a big chunk of the health care law is illustrating all sorts of partisan and cultural tensions that are roiling America. Big government vs. small. The Republican Party's identity crisis. Sharpening political divisions among Americans. And plenty more.

Conservative group airing ads on govt shutdown

10/01/2013 3:40pm
A conservative group is airing television and radio ads urging Democrats to eliminate funding for President Barack Obama's health care law to resolve a government shutdown.

House to vote on reopening national parks

10/01/2013 4:01pm
House and Senate Democrats say they'll reject a bid by Republicans to reopen portions of the government, including national parks and processing of claims at the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Lawmakers still get a check, even in shutdown mode

10/01/2013 5:03pm
There's at least one constant in a government shutdown: The 532 members of Congress continue to be paid _ at a cost of $10,583.85 per hour to taxpayers.

Timeline: Congress' path to federal shutdown

10/01/2013 6:28pm
The legislative twists and turns in Congress' battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President Barack Obama's health care law:

Your fault! No shutdown end; Dems, GOP trade blame

10/01/2013 7:55pm
First slowed, then stalled by political gridlock, the vast machinery of government clanged into partial shutdown mode on Tuesday and President Barack Obama warned the longer it goes "the more families will be hurt."