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Poll: Americans find little to like in Washington

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Americans are finding little they like about President Barack Obama or either political party, according to a new poll that suggests the possibility of a "throw the bums out" mentality in next year's midterm elections.

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Global finance officials watching US debt talks

Posted: 10/11/2013 - The threat posed by the U.S. debt standoff is sure to be a prime topic of discussion when finance officials from major nations gather for their latest stock-taking of the global economy.

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House GOP, White House seeking end to budget fight

Posted: 10/11/2013 - After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown

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Establishment GOPers assail tea party on shutdown

Posted: 10/11/2013 - From county chairmen to national party luminaries, veteran Republicans across the country are accusing tea party lawmakers of staining the GOP with their refusal to bend in the budget impasse in Washington.

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Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent security talks

Posted: 10/11/2013 - Kerry's unannounced visit to Kabul comes as talks on the Bilateral Security Agreement have foundered over issues of Afghan sovereignty despite a year of negotiations.

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GOP moderates in tough spot in swing districts

Posted: 10/10/2013 - The fight for control of the House likely will be won and lost in suburban swing districts where most voters favor political moderation and independence over party ideology.

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US holds out possibility of restoring aid to Egypt

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Much of the aid is in military equipment, and at least a quarter-billion in cash assistance to the Egyptian government and $300 million in a loan guarantee are also now in limbo.

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Global finance leaders jittery over budget impasse

Posted: 10/10/2013 - Concerns that the political impasse in American government will derail a fragile global economic recovery are expected to dominate a meeting of world financial leaders in Washington this week.

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House GOP leaders seek short-term debt extension

Updated: 10/10/2013 - President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans to seek an opening in an impasse that has shuttered much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default.

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Charity to pay military death benefits

Posted: 10/10/2013 - The Defense Department typically pays families about $100,000 within three days of a service member's death, but officials say the shutdown was preventing those benefits from being paid.

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State Rep. Charles Curtiss not seeking re-election

Posted: 10/10/2013 - The 66-year-old Sparta Democrat didn't give a specific reason for his decision but said Wednesday he wanted to give candidates considering running for his District 43 seat plenty of time to plan.

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Budget clash intensifies amid hints of short truce

Posted: 10/09/2013 - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are increasing the pressure on each other to bend in their deadlock over the federal debt limit and the partial government shutdown.

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Christie's re-election race highlights his future

Posted: 10/09/2013 - With the gubernatorial election less than a month away, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is telling voters that he might not serve out his full second term if elected.

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US expected to slash aid to Egyptian government

Posted: 10/09/2013 - U.S. officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt.

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Poll: GOP gets the blame in shutdown

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll.

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Alexander gives Boy Scouts tour of US Capitol

Posted: 10/09/2013 - Boy Scout Troop 911 of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., went to Washington with a week of events planned, only to find that many places they intended to go were closed because of the government shutdown.

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Haslam: GOP partly to blame for shutdown

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Gov. Bill Haslam and fellow Republicans in the Tennessee General Assembly appear to be at odds about who will be blamed for the shutdown of the federal government.

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Did Obama swap 'black' detention sites for ships?

Posted: 10/08/2013 - Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA "black" sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels.

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