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October 17th, 2013
05:12 PM ET

'Pork' in the debt ceiling deal?

The federal government is open for business, but in order to get the bill done there were some shoe-horned extras.

Some conservatives cried pork after a $2 billion authorization for the Olmsted Lock and Dam project was added to the bill. The money will continue to pay for a massive Army Corps of Engineers project on the Ohio River along Kentucky.
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October 17th, 2013
12:14 AM ET

Rep. Peter King: Moderate Republicans 'have to be willing to say no'

Rep. Peter King, R-New York, told CNN’s Jake Tapper that moderate Republicans in Congress need speak out more in future fights over legislation and that his caucus can’t allow “30 to 35 Ted Cruz Republicans dominate the House.”

King also detailed a bizarre moment on the House floor during the vote to pass the bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling.

national lead

October 17th, 2013
12:06 AM ET

Was the shutdown about Obamacare?

Some Republicans say the government shutdown wasn't entirely about Obamacare. Rep. Scott Garrett, R-New Jersey, offers his perspective.

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