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U.S. stocks drop as government shuts down

US stocks opened lower Wednesday as the partial US government shutdown dragged on and fresh data showed slow job creation for September. Five minutes into trade, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 85.14 (0.56 percent) to 15,106.56. The broad-based S&P 500 lost 10.04 (0.59 percent) at 1,684.96, while the tech-rich…

Government shutdown complicates search for missing woman at Idaho national park

Relatives have asked for experienced hikers to help search for 63-year-old Jo Elliott-Blakeslee, who was reported missing along with another woman last month at Craters of the Moon National Monument. A park official said 16 employees have been placed on furlough as a result of the federal government shutdown over…

KKK rally at Gettysburg Civil War site canceled due to government shutdown

Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members hoping to rally on Saturday at Gettysburg, the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the U.S. Civil War, were disappointed when their plans were scuttled by a government shutdown. Amid public outrage, the National Parks Service had granted a permit last week to…

Lawmaker who supported government shutdown opens gate to WWII Memorial closed by shutdown

Witnesses said a Mississippi lawmaker opened a barricade to allow a group of veterans into the World War II Memorial closed as part of the federal government shutdown. Talking Points Memo reported that Rep. Steven Palazzo and another official were standing by at the gate when the group of 91…

Arizona Gov. Brewer not sure if Grand Canyon is a ‘priority’ for the Grand Canyon state

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) responded to the partial shutdown of the federal government by saying that the Grand Canyon might not be a priority for the Grand Canyon State. As the government shutdown seemed inevitable on Monday, Brewer told reporters that her cabinet members were preparing for the worst.…

Senate rejects House Republicans demand for a conference

The US Senate on Tuesday rejected a House demand to negotiate a budget compromise aimed at ending the day-old government shutdown, leaving lawmakers envisioning no quick solution to the crisis. After a series of back-and-forth bills yielded no progress Monday in the frantic hours before federal agencies began closing their…

Laura Ingraham: ‘Sob stories’ from injured veterans will make GOP cave on shutdown

Fox News contributor and sometime “O’Reilly Factor” host Laura Ingraham predicted on “Fox and Friends” Tuesday morning that the government shutdown will end when the media starts pushing “sob stories” about injured veterans who can’t get care because of the federal closure. Republicans in Congress, she said, will inevitably cave…

Republican lawmaker ends government shutdown interview by saying ‘this is my idea of fun’

As 800,000 federal employees were set to be furloughed due to a government shutdown on Tuesday, a Republican lawmaker with a net worth of around $6 million was positively cheerful about the situation, telling NPR that it was his “idea of fun.” Following an impasse that resulted in Republicans failing…

Here are the consequences of first government shutdown in 17 years

The US government shut down Tuesday for the first time in 17 years after a gridlocked Congress failed to reach a federal budget deal amid bitter brinkmanship. Some 800,000 federal workers have been furloughed in a move reminiscent of two previous shutdowns — for six days in November 1995 and…

Debbie Wasserman Schultz: GOP can’t accept they lost in 2012

DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz blamed Republicans early Tuesday morning for shutting down the government by attaching anti-Obamacare measures to an emergency spending bill. “The government shutdown is an act of gross irresponsibility on the part of House Republicans who are unwilling to accept the fact that 11 months ago,…

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