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Sen. Susan Collins answers questions as he arrives for a meeting of Senate Republicans on a solution for the pending budget and debt limit impasse at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Sen. Collins: ‘There Is A Group In The Common Sense Caucus That’s Willing To Lead’

During the lead-up to a compromise by Senate leadership to end the partial government shutdown, more than a dozen senators came and went from Sen. Susan Collins’ office — the hub for the “Gang of 14″ pressing for a compromise to end the stalemate, reopen government and avert a Treasury default.

10/18/2013

Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin speaks at a rally supported by military veterans, Tea Party activists and Republicans, regarding the government shutdown on Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Palin: ‘We’re Going to Shake Things Up in 2014′

Lawmakers and strategists from the Republican Party’s establishment are lashing out at tea partyers and congressional conservatives whose unflinching demands triggered the 16-day partial government shutdown and sent the GOP’s popularity plunging to record lows.

10/18/2013

Tribal leaders warn assistance to elderly Indians could still lag despite the end of the government shutdown. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

For Native American Tribes Shutdown’s Effects Could Linger

Disruptions to some services for elderly American Indians and other needy residents of reservations could linger despite the end of the government shutdown, tribal officials said Thursday.

10/18/2013

The National Zoo's unnamed panda cub. (Photo by Courtney Janney/Smithsonian's National Zoo)

National Zoo Reopens to Visitors After Shutdown

A day after most furloughed federal employees went back to work — and the popular “panda cam” was turned back on — the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is open to visitors again.

10/18/2013

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Vote to End Shutdown Could Linger in 2014

A group of House Republicans planning Senate campaigns next year took different bets on a bill in Congress ending a government shutdown and avoiding a default. For some, a general election loomed large while for others, the vote was a matter of competing for conservative primary voters.

10/17/2013

File photo of the House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

House Stenographer Escorted Off Floor While Ranting About Constitution

Last night, as the House of Representatives were voting to end the 16-day government shutdown, things were briefly interrupted after a stenographer started to rant on the dais.

10/17/2013

President Barack Obama speaks about the reopening of the U.S. government following a shutdown, in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Government Shutdown, Debt Ceiling Crisis ‘Encouraged Our Enemies’

It took 16 days, but Congress approved a last-minute deal Wednesday to end the government shutdown and avoid a potential U.S. default.

10/17/2013

Washington Landmarks Begin To Re-Open As Government Shutdown Ends

Back To Work For Government Workers After 16-Day Shutdown

The White House’s budget office says federal workers should expect to return to work Thursday morning as the partial government shutdown comes to an end.

10/17/2013

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Credit: Getty Images)

Maryland Delegation Votes 7-1 to End Shutdown

The only member of Maryland’s congressional delegation to vote against raising the nation’s borrowing limit says he couldn’t support the measure because it doesn’t do anything to reduce the budget deficit this year or deficits in future years.

10/17/2013

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Oct. 16, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Investors Warn Of Pullback Despite Debt Ceiling Deal

The Dow drops more than 100 points shortly after the opening bell despite Congress reaching an 11th-hour debt ceiling deal.

10/17/2013

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