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October 1st, 2013
06:59 PM ET

Boehner learned hard lesson in failed House coup

By CNN Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Two things motivate House Speaker John Boehner in his showdown with Democrats and President Barack Obama, sources close to him say - one personal, one philosophical.
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October 1st, 2013
06:52 PM ET

Democratic congressman: Not taking a paycheck is another GOP game

House Republicans are cooking up piecemeal funding bills, offering to partially re-open the government by putting forward bills that would reopen programs for veterans and federal parks. The White House said the proposals are not serious, and House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said House Democrats would not be willing to go along either.

"This is a game," said Hoyer, saying Republicans do not have a strategy.
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October 1st, 2013
06:06 PM ET

GOP congressman: I won't draw a paycheck during the shutdown

The lawmakers that shutdown the U.S. government are still drawing a paycheck, while more than 800,000 government workers go without pay.

"I don't think we should get paid until this is resolved. So I have asked the clerk to withhold any pay for me until we get this up and running," said Republican Congressman Ron DeSantis, of Florida.
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