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Oct 19, 2013

Hillary Clinton hits campaign trail, endorses McAuliffe in Virginia

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton returned to the campaign trail on Saturday to endorse old friend Terry McAuliffe in the Virginia governor’s race, urging voters to reject the “scorched earth” politics that led to the recent government shutdown.

At her first overtly political appearance since leaving her post as secretary of state in February, the former Democratic senator and first lady said the outcome of the bitter governor’s battle would show whether voters were ready to choose common sense over ideology.

Oct 18, 2013

Americans find little to cheer in deal to end fiscal crisis – Reuters/Ipsos poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans found little to cheer in the congressional deal to reopen the government and avoid a national default, and Republicans suffered the biggest political damage in the crisis, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

Nearly one-third of Americans – 32 percent – were dissatisfied with the agreement to end the fiscal impasse and 40 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Only 28 percent were satisfied with the outcome.

Oct 18, 2013

Americans find little to cheer in deal to end fiscal crisis: poll

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Most Americans found little to cheer in the congressional deal to reopen the government and avoid a national default, and Republicans suffered the biggest political damage in the crisis, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Friday.

Nearly one-third of Americans – 32 percent – were dissatisfied with the agreement to end the fiscal impasse and 40 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Only 28 percent were satisfied with the outcome.

Oct 18, 2013

Americans find little to cheer in deal to end fiscal crisis

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Most Americans found little
to cheer in the congressional deal to reopen the government and
avoid a national default, and Republicans suffered the biggest
political damage in the crisis, according to a Reuters/Ipsos
poll released on Friday.

Nearly one-third of Americans – 32 percent – were
dissatisfied with the agreement to end the fiscal impasse and
40 percent were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied. Only 28
percent were satisfied with the outcome.

Oct 17, 2013

After the shutdown: For some voters, rising disgust with Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama and Congress may have settled the U.S. fiscal impasse for now, but some voters say politicians will have an even tougher job restoring the public’s shattered faith in government.

Low- and middle-income mothers in focus groups conducted as the showdown ended on Wednesday night used words like disgusted, angry, frustrated and embarrassed when discussing the stalemate that shut down the government and brought it to the verge of a historic default.

Oct 2, 2013

Cancellations, delays spread in U.S. gov’t shutdown

WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Cancellations and delays
caused by the federal government shutdown spread across the
United States on Wednesday, ruining dream vacations, upending
carefully laid wedding plans and complicating the lives of
millions of people.

From blood drives to daycare programs, musical performances
to research projects, the disruptions caused by the political
stalemate in Washington sparked growing frustrations and left
people scrambling to make alternative plans.

Oct 2, 2013

Cancellations, delays ripple across U.S. in government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A string of cancellations and delays caused by the federal government shutdown rippled across the United States on Wednesday, ruining dream vacations, upending carefully laid wedding plans and complicating the lives of millions of people.

From blood drives to daycare programs, musical performances to research projects, the disruptions caused by the political stalemate in Washington sparked growing frustrations and left people scrambling to make alternative plans.

Oct 1, 2013

Federal shutdown hits bitter Virginia governor’s race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government shutdown spilled on Tuesday into the bitter governor’s race in Virginia, where Republican Ken Cuccinelli hopes to avoid political damage from the federal closure powered by his allies in the conservative Tea Party movement.

Cuccinelli, a combative social conservative, and Democrat Terry McAuliffe both tried to gain an advantage on Tuesday by linking their opponent to the stalemate, although analysts said the Republican would be the most vulnerable in a prolonged shutdown.

Oct 1, 2013

U.S. government shuts down; Congress remains deadlocked

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. government partially
shut down for the first time in 17 years on Tuesday as a
standoff between President Barack Obama and congressional
Republicans over healthcare reforms closed many government
offices, museums and national parks and slowed everything from
trade negotiations to medical research.

Federal agencies were directed to cut back services and up
to 1 million workers were put on unpaid leave. The stalemate
sparked new questions about the ability of a deeply divided
Congress to perform its most basic functions.

Oct 1, 2013

U.S. government shutdown starts; Congress deadlock remains

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The U.S. government began a
partial shutdown on Tuesday for the first time in 17 years,
potentially putting up to 1 million workers on unpaid leave,
closing national parks and stalling medical research projects.

Federal agencies were directed to cut back services after
lawmakers could not break a political stalemate that sparked new
questions about the ability of a deeply divided Congress to
perform its most basic functions.

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      "John Whitesides has covered U.S. politics, elections and Congress for 13 years, based in Washington. He joined Reuters in Asia, where he worked as an editor and correspondent in Hong Kong."
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