Nadeam Elshami, (L) chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaks with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) after a late-night Senate vote rejected budget legislation from the ... more 
Nadeam Elshami, (L) chief of staff to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), speaks with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) after a late-night Senate vote rejected budget legislation from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 30, 2013. The U.S. government was headed toward a major shutdown over Republican efforts to halt President Barack Obama's healthcare reforms using a temporary spending bill as last minute maneuvers failed to resolve deep differences between Democrats and Republicans. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts(UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) less 
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