Diary of a Government Shutdown

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  • Does That Sound Fair to You?
  • Clean Up Your Act
  • Day 2
  • What's Up, John Boehner?
  • Not Even an Inch
  • Day 3
  • Danger Ahead
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Party Down
  • Day 8
  • No Surrender
  • China Says: Get It Together
  • The Capitol Is Closed
  • He Started It
  • The War Within
  • The Fat Lady Sings
  • How Low Can They Go?
  • Cruel, Cruel World
  • Salmonella Strikes
  • Cruel, Cruel World
  • Pain, Pain, Pain
  • It's a Shame
  • Enough Already

Day 2

House Republicans passed a series of piecemeal bills to fund Veterans Affairs, the National Park Service and the District of Columbia. "They took hostages by shutting down the government," said Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. "Now they're releasing one hostage at a time."

(Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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