Diary of a Government Shutdown

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  • 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
  • What's Up, John Boehner?
  • Not Even an Inch
  • Day 3

Day 5

The House held another Saturday session during which members unanimously voted to pay federal employees retroactively for their furloughed time off. The White House also supports the bill. “It’s really cruel to tell workers they’ll receive back pay once the government opens and then refuse to open the government,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

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