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Janette Dunder of Alexandria, Virginia, demonstrates against Congress and lawmakers' inability to pass a budget outside the U.S. Capitol. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Experts Skeptical A Third Party Will Rise To Challenge Dems, GOP

A recent poll indicates that the shutdown in particular has left the majority of people in the United States wishing for a third political party. But is that the answer to the problem of politics as usual?


File photo of voting booths. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Poll: Many Americans Would Prefer One-Party Government

A recent Gallup Poll suggests that Americans would prefer a one-party government, rather than having multiple parties in charge of various government entities.


File photo of the US Congress building, seen in early November. (Photo by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Recess Fight Over GOP Budget A Preview Of Fall Races

Democrats and Republicans in Congress can’t agree on a budget, but there’s no disagreement about using the House GOP spending plan to highlight an election-year divide.