Not A Single Damn of The Day: U.S. Government Shutdown, Day 14

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Not A Single Damn of The Day: U.S. Government Shutdown, Day 14
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With the U.S. government shutdown entering its third week, nothing is sacred anymore.

Infographic of the Day: The Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown At a Glance

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Infographic of the Day: The Effects of the U.S. Government Shutdown At a Glance
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It's been almost a week since the U.S. federal government has suspended its "non-essential" services. Wondering what kind of damage it has done so far? Check out this real-time infographic which keeps count of the dollars that have been withheld in unpaid salary and food vouchers, courtesy of Enigma!

Government Shutdown Update of the Day

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Government Shutdown Update of the Day
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Government Shutdown Update of the Day: Republicans and Democrats managed to reach a last-minute deal to prevent a government shutdown. A stopgap bill will keep the government open until next Thursday, at which point congress will vote on a budget agreement for rest of fiscal 2011.

According to a joint statement released by House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, the

Extreme Measure of the Day

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Extreme Measure of the Day: With a government shutdown looming, Maryland Democratic Rep. Donna Edwards felt she had no choice but to resort to quoting from a White Stripes song in order to drive her point home.

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Government Shutdown Explainer of the Day

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Government Shutdown Explainer of the Day
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Government Shutdown Explainer of the Day: The United States government will shut itself down in less than eight hours, unleashing a whole host of negative side effects, if Republicans and Democrats cannot resolve their budgetary differences.

One of the major, immutable sticking points