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Despite setback, GOP has impressive budgetary wins

10/21/2013 1:32am
Democrats who gloat over Republicans' bad week in Congress might pause to recall that conservatives still own major victories from past budget showdowns. And these wins may again thwart Democrats' hopes of changing tax-and-spend policies in two-party talks beginning anew in the Capitol.

What has changed after 16 days of shutdown?

10/21/2013 2:09am
Sixteen days in October could change everything, or not much at all.