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Deadline Looms For Debt Ceiling Agreement

It is the final countdown.  Democrats and Republicans in Congress have until midnight tonight to come up with a deal to raise the debt ceiling to avoid defaulting on federal debt.

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Sen. Corker Says Parties Need To Be on ‘Same Page’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate Republican says there's plenty of blame to go around for the partial government shutdown and specter of default.

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Vitter: Shutdown Antics Like Sequester Game All Over Again

The partial federal government shutdown continues as Democrats and Republicans continue to convince their counterparts to begin negotiations on their terms.  Senator David Vitter says Republicans are ready to talk to the President and Senate Democrats.

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Dog Poop, Hemorrhoids and IRS All More Popular Than Congress

A new survey by Public Policy Polling asked respondents which they had a higher opinion of: Congress or another item on the list. The survey revealed that Congress is not too popular.

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Hoyer: GOP Lawmakers Running Scared

The No. 2 House Democrat says a key factor extending the government shutdown is fear among moderate Republicans about a tea party challenge.

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Hot Springs National Park Closure Will Affect Tourism

The partial federal government affects many communities through the furloughs of hundreds of thousands of government employees.

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Stop Being So Stupid, Voters Tweet to Congress [POLL]

The roiling debate over a government shutdown has extended to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, with tens of thousands of fed-up Americans registering their disgust with federal lawmakers for shutting down the government.

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Sen. Wendy Davis To Make Candidacy Announcement

State Sen. Wendy Davis is getting ready to announce her political plans.

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A List of Services and Operations Affected by the Government Shutdown

Just after midnight on Oct. 1, the US federal government shut down after Congress failed to agree on a budget plan, leaving more than one million people working without pay and many more wondering what exactly this event entails.

Here are some services and operations that will be closed, unavailable or otherwise affected during the government shutdown.

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Shreveport Annexes More Land, Goes Against City’s Master Plan

The Shreveport City Council approved by a 6-1 vote the annexation of 83 acres of land east of Wallace Lake Road and northwest of Southern Trace.  But there are concerns about the city's continuing annexation.

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