Diary of a Government Shutdown

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  • 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?
  • Clean Up Your Act
  • Day 2

Day 3

The day after an unproductive meeting with congressional leaders, President Obama started pointing fingers. “The only thing that is keeping the government shut down, the only thing preventing people from going back to work is that Speaker John Boehner won’t even let the bill get a yes or no vote because he doesn’t want to anger the extremists in his party,” he said during a speech at a Maryland construction company. “That’s all. That’s what this whole thing is about.”

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