US: Shutdown stalemate -- where things stand today

Source: USA Today

- Last modified: October 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM

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Thousands of federal workers are being furloughed Tuesday because the government has shut down for the first time since 1996. Republicans and Democrats in Congress are in a stalemate over a stopgap spending bill and the insistence of House conservatives to strike a blow to President Obama's health care law.

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