Diary of a Government Shutdown

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  • 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
  • Does That Sound Fair to You?

What's Up, John Boehner?

The conventional wisdom is that House Speaker John Boehner could end the shutdown if he wanted to by bringing to a vote a short-term funding bill with no strings attached. Critics say his speakership is more important to him than doing the right thing.

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