U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) leads a news conference with fellow members of a conference committee they proposed to the Democratic-controlled senate over the current budget impasse at... more 
U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) leads a news conference with fellow members of a conference committee they proposed to the Democratic-controlled senate over the current budget impasse at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 1, 2013. Up to one million federal workers were thrown temporarily out of work on Tuesday as the U.S. government partially shut down for the first time in 17 years in a standoff between President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans over healthcare reforms. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Tue, Oct 1, 2013 1:41 PM EDT