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House GOP To Propose Plan To Reopen Government

House Republicans said Tuesday that they were planning their own bill to end the shutdown and raise the debt limit — one that makes changes to President Obama's health care law.
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Tuesday Morning Political Mix

Even the White House garden has taken a hit from Washington inaction on the budget, its veggies literally rotting on the vine. Insert metaphor here. But finally, is a deal near? And what are Sen. Ted Cruz's options to keep the spotlight on Obamacare? Also: Keeping an eye on the New Jersey Senate race.
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On Capitol Hill, A Flurry Of Activity But Still No Deal

After finding that they did not have enough votes to pass a measure that would have reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling, the House will not vote tonight. With about 29 hours before the country runs out of borrowing authority, there is no solid plan on the table.

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Government Shutdown Delays Start Of Crab Season

Crabbing season in Alaska is supposed to start on Tuesday. But crabbers and their boats are stuck in port because they can't get the permits they need to begin work. Federal workers who issue those permits are off the job because of the partial government shutdown. David Greene talks to Tom Suryan, a crabbing boat captain, about how the federal shutdown is stalling the issuance of quota permits.
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House Waits For Details On Senate Bipartisan Proposal

With the debt ceiling deadline looming just two days away, Senate leaders say they're close to a deal that would reopen the government and avert default. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have been leading bipartisan talks on a way out of the deadlock. Even if a bipartisan agreement clears the Senate, it will likely be a hard sell to House Republicans.
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Columnist Doubts Parties Can Resolve Fundamental Differences

Steve Inskeep talks to Jonathan Chait, a commentator for New York magazine about how liberals are viewing the current budget negotiations in Congress, and if they might be willing to compromise on a deal.
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Supreme Court Returns To Affirmative Action In Michigan Case

The question this time is not whether race can be a factor in college admissions, but rather whether state voters can ban affirmative action altogether by referendum. In 2006, Michigan voters did just that with a ballot initiative amending the state's constitution.
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JPMorgan To Front Customers If Federal Shutdown Drags On

JPMorgan Chase says it will cover Social Security and Welfare payments for its customers if the government goes into default or the shutdown continues. The bank would almost certainly get its money back once Congress comes to an agreement.
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More Negotiations, Still No Deal, On Shutdown, Debt Ceiling

As the U.S. gets closer to a debt default, lawmakers in both the House and Senate were in session on Monday's Columbus Day holiday to continue negotiations to find an agreement to raise the debt ceiling.
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Rep. Cole: Shutting Down Government Was Not A Good Tactic

Melissa Block speaks with Republican Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma about the state of the Republican party as the government shutdown continues and the debt ceiling looms closer. Rep. Cole is deputy House whip, in charge of counting and cajoling votes from his fellow Republicans.

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