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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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Defeat Isn't Easy For Conservative Republicans To Admit

Two weeks after shutting down the federal government and hours before the Treasury was at risk of defaulting on the nation's obligations, House Republicans relented and voted on a bill ending the twin fiscal crises. It was a vote Democrats had demanded for weeks. And it was almost a complete concession to President Obama who had insisted on both conditions before discussing anything with congressional Republicans.
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Obama Sticks With 'No Ransom' Strategy, Comes Out Ahead

Throughout the battle over the government shutdown and debt limit, President Obama kept reiterating: So long as Republicans were threatening a government default, there would be no negotiations. That strategy ultimately paid off for the White House. But it's not a strategy the president comes by naturally.
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Fuel Efficiency Standards Live On After 1973 Oil Embargo

This is the 40th anniversary of the Arab Oil Embargo, which triggered a seven-year energy crisis. The results of the energy crisis are still with us — both in the political fault-lines in Washington and in the cars that are on our roads.
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Why Democratic Rep. Israel Voted For Debt Bill

Renee Montagne talks to Representative Steve Israel of New York about the congressional deal that ended the partial government shutdown and addressed the debt ceiling. Israel is chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

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