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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.

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.

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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