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Federal Contractors Watching Debt Ceiling Talks Closely

The President of the Greater Washington Board of Trade says a federal government default on the country's debt could be ten times worse for the D.C. area than a government shutdown.

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Ministers Arrested In Capitol For Protesting Debt Deal

There was plenty of drama behind closed doors in the Capitol last night as Congressional leaders attempted to hammer out a debt ceiling agreement, but the building's rotunda saw some action as well as faith leaders were arrested in a protest that involved singing and praying.

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CQ Roll Call: Debt Limit Stalemate And Its Effect On Boehner

Congress watchers got a surprise last night when House Speaker John Boehner cancelled a scheduled vote on his bill to increase the debt limit and reduce the deficit. CQ Roll Call Editor David Hawkings talked with WAMU Morning Edition Host Matt McCleskey about what's next in the negotiations.

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Webb Accuses GOP Leaders Of Caving In To Partisan Demands

House Republican leaders are still trying to salvage their bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling, but the region's senators say it's dead on arrival in the upper chamber.

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Federal Default Would Hit The District Especially Hard

As the debt ceiling crisis escalates on Capitol Hill, concerns are growing about the impact of a possible default on the District government and the thousands of federal employees who live in the area.

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Ministers arrested for protest in Capitol Rotunda

Ahead of a House vote tonight to raise the nation's debt ceiling, a group of faith leaders have been arrested for protesting the legislation.

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