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Budget Battle

In this Sept. 19, 2013, photo, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks with reporters about the looming deadline to fund the government and the fight among House Republicans on a strategy on Capitol Hill in Washington. In comments on CNN's "State of the Union" on Sept. 22, Pelosi says Republicans are using their opposition to health care reform as an excuse to shut down the federal government. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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