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Post Shutdown: Americans Reassessing Govt. Role

The end of the government shutdown is dominating conversation in Washington, D.C., but how's it playing out across the country? Host Michel Martin catches up with a group of regional newspaper editors for some perspective: Michael Smolens of U-T San Diego, Dana Coffield of The Denver Post, and Christopher Ave of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Federal Employees Return To Work

Yesterday Congress brought the country back from the brink of defaulting on its debt. Host Michel Martin talks to Joe Davidson of The Washington Post about how federal workers will bring the government back to life.
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Obama Calls For Budget, Immigration Reform By Year's End

"There was no economic rationale for this," the president said of the 16-day federal government shutdown, which he said cost billions of dollars.
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10 Takeaways From The Fiscal Fight

What we learned: Obama wasn't bluffing, the House GOP is ungovernable and Republicans blew a golden opportunity to direct attention to the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act.
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Economists: Shutdown Will Shave Half-Percent From Quarterly GDP

Although a debt default has been at least temporarily averted, the knock-on effect for the economy will still bite.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Tom Gjelten of NPR, Nadia Bilbassy of Al Arabiya and James Kitfield of National Journal join Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories, including: the international reaction to Washington’s fiscal deal, Secretary of State John Kerry's latest statements on Syria and stepped up diplomacy over Iran’s nuclear program.

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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Ron Elving of NPR, Susan Page of USA Today and David Leonhardt of The New York Times join Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories, including: the deal to reopen the government and stave off a Treasury default, Obamacare roll-out glitches and Newark Mayor Cory Booker's Senate special election victory.

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Thursday Morning Political Mix

Republicans assess gains, damage after Congress approves debt and spending bill, ending crisis that shut down government and pushed nation toward default.
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House Stenographer Seizes Microphone In Bizarre Rant

In one of the strangest moments of a strange few weeks on Capitol Hill, the House stenographer launched a tirade about God, the Constitution and Freemasonry
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Federal Workers Head Back To Jobs As Government Reopens

After two weeks of not working, furloughed employees are expected to be back at the job Thursday. But that might not be that simple.

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