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As shutdown drags on, time to call in mediator?

10/10/2013 2:33pm
Maybe it's time to call in a mediator _ if there's one not on furlough.

Capitol's famous clock falls victim to shutdown

10/10/2013 3:14pm
The drip, drip, drips of government shutdown talks are no longer being measured by the tick-tock-tick of the Capitol's most famous clock. Even it has fallen victim to partisan gridlock.

Obama signs bill to pay military death benefits

10/10/2013 7:23pm
Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm after the Pentagon suspended the roughly $100,000 payments during the partial government shutdown.

Hope? Shutdown/debt talks but no resolution yet

10/10/2013 7:24pm
The nation's economy on the line, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans groped inconclusively Thursday for a compromise to avert an unprecedented U.S. default as early as next week and end the 10-day-old partial government shutdown.