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Government shutdown: Where do we go from here?
The federal government's partial shutdown dragged on Thursday, with House Republicans continuing to demand changes in the 2010 healthcare law that Democrats won't accept. Meanwhile, President Obama and congressional Democrats have upped the ante in the shutdown talks: Not only do they want a "clean" bill that funds federal agencies without undermining Obamacare, but they want an increase in the debt limit with no strings attached.
By The Times editorial board
October 4, 2013