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Lawmakers worry government shutdown could last weeks, could lead to default by Treasury

(Source: Associated Press, October 2, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. 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."

Republicans said it was his fault, not theirs, and embarked on a strategy -- opposed by Democrats -- of voting on bills to reopen individual agencies or programs.

Ominously, there were suggestions from leaders in both parties that the shutdown, heading for its second day, could last for weeks and grow to encompass a possible default by the Treasury if Congress fails to raise the nation's debt ceiling.

Full story: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

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