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Boehner's shutdown advice from schoolkids: Listen to Lady Gaga

WASHINGTON -- In a closed strategy session of House Republicans, Speaker John A. Boehner on Friday shared letters of encouragement he received from schoolchildren who urged him to withstand shutdown stress by taking a nap, listening to music – Lady Gaga was suggested – and other tips, according to …

Where Are the Uninsured Americans Who Will Benefit From Obamacare?

In an ironic twist, districts represented by staunchly opposed Republicans stand to benefit nearly almost as much as those that elect Democrats.<p>The big irony behind the scorched-earth Republican offensive against President Obama’s health-care law is that its expansion of coverage to the uninsured …

Obama's Failed Syria Strategy In One Sentence

Here's are the key dynamics on the ground: Islamic brigades are coalescing after the largest Islamist rebel brigades rejected the planned government-in-exile of the Western-backed Syrian National Council (SNC); al-Qaeda affiliate Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is expanding its territorial …

25 Local Front Pages That Show How The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Regular Americans

All of today's front pages via the Newseum.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg is right: She shouldn’t resign!

<b>(AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>The liberal justice says she’s not going anywhere because she’s good at her job and Democrats will win in 2016<p>Joan Walsh<p>October 4, 2013 6:27pm (UTC)<p>At the end of a politically gloomy week, this story made me smile. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg tells the Washington …

Faces of the Shutdown: Fear, Frustration and Anger

During the first week of the government shutdown of 2013, ABC News reporters fanned out across Washington, D.C. -- the city most acutely affected by …

Elizabeth Warren slams House GOP’s “anarchy gang”

<b>(AP/Michael Dwyer)</b><p>The Massachusetts senator delivers a rousing defense of government against “anarchists”<p>Elias Isquith<p>October 4, 2013 6:50pm (UTC)<p>In a speech given on Thursday from the Senate floor, Elizabeth Warren laid into what she called the House's "anarchy gang" and defended a vision of …

More Tales of Shutdown Life

A struggle within one party, damage across the country<p>Two more accounts. First, from a reader who is a scientist at an East Coast university that is affiliated with a federal research lab. He tells what is different because of the government shutdown:<p>I wanted to write in to note that your "reader …