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The Government Shutdown Summed Up In One GIF

Thanks for the honesty, congressman!<p>Presiding congressman George Holding of North Carolina was caught by the House camera taking a snooze while his distinguished colleague Louie Gohmert of Texas spoke about "doing what's right for the country."

Where Ted Cruz Is Coming From

The tea party senator and his allies campaigned on the promise to revolutionize Washington — so why is everyone so surprised they're trying to do it?<p>WASHINGTON — And on the third day, Ted Cruz looked upon his creation, and he saw that it was good.<p>Yes, Congressional negotiations had devolved into a …

First Cory Booker And Steve Lonegan Debate Turns Negative

Both candidates come out swinging. "The only example of economic growth I can find in Newark is the growth of Cory Booker's bank account."<p>TRENTON — In a fiery and at times vitriolic first debate, U.S. Senate candidates Cory Booker and Steve Lonegan spent the majority of their hour on stage accusing …

D.C. Is Just As Drunk As You Think It Is

Hill bartenders say that members of Congress were sitting around getting their buzz on before they decided to go shut the government down.

Can We Talk About Jesse Ventura's Ponytail?

Since we know y'all don't want to talk about the shutdown anymore.

Man Who Set Himself on Fire on National Mall Dies of Injuries

A man who set himself on fire Friday afternoon on the National Mall has died of his injuries, a D.C. Metropolitan Police spokesman said.<p>The man …