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GOP Rep. Joe Walsh: Government shutdown could be good for country

Tea party favorite Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Il) thinks that a government shutdown could be just what this country needs. “This is the most serious financial situation I think we’ve had,” Walsh told CBS News’ Nancy Cordes Tuesday. “And so if we need a jolt, if we need the government shutdown…

Senate Dems to Boehner: Ditch the tea party or shut down the government

WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats on Tuesday posed an ultimatum to Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on the budget: Bring your tea party “extremists” in line or prepare for a government shutdown come April 8. On a conference call with reporters, Sens. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Thomas Carper (D-DE) and…