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No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week Two

The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?

Who Are The Two Republicans Who Crossed Lines?

The Senate’s votes have been along party lines when it comes to the so-called shutdown showdown.

Obama: ‘Perpetual Cycle Of Brinksmanship … Has To End’

Obama: ‘Perpetual Cycle Of Brinksmanship … Has To End’

He said he will not negotiate with Republicans when it comes to a cornerstone of his health care law, and he will not negotiate when it comes to another congressional battle to raise the debt ceiling in a little more than two weeks.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

Attack At The Navy Yard: Latest On The Shootings In D.C.

The nation’s capital went on high alert Monday after a shooting attack at the city’s U.S. Navy Yard that left at least 11 victims and one gunman dead.

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical Weapons

U.S. And Russia Form A Plan On Syria’s Chemical Weapons

Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart have reached a deal that calls for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons. The plan, which Kerry announced in a news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Saturday, gives Syria a week to detail its chemical arsenal.

Breakthrough? Syria Hints It Might Give Up Chemical Weapons

Breakthrough? Syria Hints It Might Give Up Chemical Weapons

Amid reports that Syrian President Bashar Assad may be willing to give up his chemical weapons as his strongest ally has suggested he do, the Obama administration expressed skepticism Tuesday.

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama Meet

Even Their Seats Are To Be Separated When Putin And Obama Meet

Much is being made about the symbolism of the seating at the G-20 summit of world leaders, which begins Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, and what it supposedly says about U.S.-Russian relations.

Mexico Summons U.S. Ambassador, Seeking Answers To Spying Claims

Mexico Summons U.S. Ambassador, Seeking Answers To Spying Claims

Allegations that U.S. agents spied on Mexico’s President Enrique Pena Nieto when he was a candidate during last year’s campaign have led Mexico to summon U.S. Ambassador Anthony Wayne and demanded “a thorough investigation.”

Is It Possible The Syrian Rebels (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?

Is It Possible The Syrian Rebels (Not Assad) Used Chemical Weapons?

As it lays the groundwork for a potential military strike against Syria, the Obama administration says it is all but certain that President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against his own people last week.

Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage, Apologies

Rodeo Clown In Obama Mask Sparks Outrage, Apologies

“It was feeling like some kind of Klan rally.” That’s the reaction of spectator Perry Beam to Saturday’s appearance at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, Mo., of a rodeo clown wearing a mask meant to look like President Obama and what happened during his performance.