Furloughed by shutdown, workers seek unemployment assistance
October 2nd, 2013
04:06 PM ET
1 year ago

Furloughed by shutdown, workers seek unemployment assistance

(CNN)–The government shutdown that began on Tuesday has had a far-reaching impact, but few have felt this more pointedly than furloughed federal workers.

It is estimated that up to 800,000 civilian employees could be without work during the shutdown and the first wave have already left their jobs.
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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • unemployment
Tom Clancy's political impact
October 2nd, 2013
03:31 PM ET
1 year ago

Tom Clancy's political impact

Washington (CNN) - Which political party would Tom Clancy have blamed for the federal government shutdown?

Probably Democrats, as the star American author of espionage was a conservative champion and outspoken critic of left-wing politicians.

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Filed under: Politics • Uncategorized
October 2nd, 2013
03:17 PM ET
1 year ago

Reid gets fiery over question about shutdown's effect on clinical trials for kids

Washington (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid fired off over a question about whether the Democratic-controlled Senate would vote to restore funding for children undergoing clinical trials at the National Institutes of Health.

Asked by CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash if the Senate would follow the House's plans to vote for a bill to fund the NIH during the shutdown, Reid blasted the GOP-controlled House and insulted Bash.
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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid
Government shutdown forces clinical trial patients to wait
October 2nd, 2013
02:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Government shutdown forces clinical trial patients to wait

(CNN) - Michelle Langbehn, 30, has endured nine months of chemotherapy, two cycles of radiation, a spinal fusion and several tumor removal surgeries. But the cancer that's attacking her body continues to spread, and her future treatment options are limited.

There was hope for the Auburn, California, mom - a clinical trial that's testing a new drug called Cabozantinib that's been approved to fight other cancers. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health had gathered Langbehn's medical records; they were set to evaluate her status on Monday to make an official enrollment decision, she says.

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown
Graham: 'Where the hell is the commander in chief?'
October 2nd, 2013
12:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Graham: 'Where the hell is the commander in chief?'

Washington (CNN) – Sen. Lindsey Graham grew furious Wednesday after Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told a Senate committee the government shutdown "seriously damages" national security.

The South Carolina Republican blasted his fellow members of Congress for failing to reach a deal to end the shutdown, but he took particular aim at President Barack Obama.

"I think it's irresponsible for all of us to let it continue," he said. "But where the hell is the commander in chief?"
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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Lindsey Graham • Senate
Bank CEOs meet Obama
October 2nd, 2013
12:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Bank CEOs meet Obama

Washington (CNNMoney) - On the second day of the federal shutdown, more than a dozen Wall Street bank chiefs met with President Obama at the White House and urged him to find resolution to the shutdown.

J.P. Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon said he "would love to see a resolution" to the government shutdown, while walking into the White House before the meeting.

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Business as usual at Supreme Court and other federal courts
October 2nd, 2013
11:59 AM ET
1 year ago

Business as usual at Supreme Court and other federal courts

Washington (CNN) - It was business as usual at the U.S. Supreme Court and other federal courts, which are immune - at least temporarily - from the government shutdown.

The justices have been back from summer break for several weeks, and issued a long summary on Tuesday of pending business.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Supreme Court
Government shutdown 'extremely damaging' to U.S. intelligence operations
October 2nd, 2013
11:43 AM ET
1 year ago

Government shutdown 'extremely damaging' to U.S. intelligence operations

(CNN) - The government shutdown is "extremely damaging" to U.S. intelligence operations, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Wednesday.

Clapper noted that he has worked in the intelligence field for 50 years, and "never seen anything like this."

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Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • Intelligence • James Clapper
Will 2014 be the year of the grandchild for Hillary Clinton?
October 2nd, 2013
11:32 AM ET
1 year ago

Will 2014 be the year of the grandchild for Hillary Clinton?

(CNN) – Could Hillary Clinton become a grandmother next year? That's the plan, anyway, for daughter Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky.

In an interview with Glamour, Chelsea Clinton said the couple wants "to start a family."
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Filed under: Chelsea Clinton • Hillary Clinton
2016 Poll: Clinton vs. [Insert Republican here]
October 2nd, 2013
10:56 AM ET
1 year ago

2016 Poll: Clinton vs. [Insert Republican here]

Washington (CNN) - A new national poll offers more evidence that Hillary Clinton, if she runs, would be the overwhelming frontrunner in the battle for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

A Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday also indicates that the fight for the Republican nomination would be a wide open contest, and that Clinton holds double digit leads over potential GOP contenders in hypothetical general election matchups.

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Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Polls
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