The Ottumwa Courier


Budget Battle -3

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, walks through the Capitol with her staff on the way to a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. There is no sign of progress towards ending the impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country. "This isn't some damn game," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has said as the White House and Democrats held to their position of agreeing to negotiate only after the government is reopened and the $16.7 trillion debt limit raised. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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