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Government Shutdown Is Hurting Ordinary American Families

VIDEO: Craft breweries in New Orleans feeling impact

John Boehner government shutdownSince the U.S. government went on a partial shutdown, CNN iReport has received more than 1,500 stories from families, many sharing fears and worries about what will happen if the impasse lags on.
Plenty of families are already feeling the collateral damage -- and begging for an end to the paralysis in Washington.

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House GOP Disarray Surfaces Over Possible Shutdown Plan

VIDEO: Financial Times analyzes shutdown

House Speaker John BoehnerDisarray among House Republicans surfaced Tuesday as the Senate closed in on an agreement to reopen the government and avoid a possible U.S. default as soon as this week. House Speaker John Boehner was "struggling" to come up with enough votes to pass a GOP counter-proposal to the Senate plan, a House Republican leadership aide and other sources told CNN's Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh.

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Could President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan Break the Shutdown Stalemate?

Progress, but still no deal, as shutdown enters Day 11

Could President Obama and Sen. Paul Ryan break the political impasse causing a partial government shutdown and the looming threat of a further crisis when the nation bumps up against its self-imposed borrowing limit.

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Official: Obama Will Sign Short Term Debt Ceiling Extension

President would sign short term increase as long as it contains no conservative-backed provisions

President Obama with Janet YellenWASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Barack Obama would sign a short term debt ceiling increase as long as the measure contains no conservative-backed provisions, a White House official said late Wednesday.

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