House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, and House Democratic leaders speak to reporters just before midnight at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. For the first time in ... more 
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, and House Democratic leaders speak to reporters just before midnight at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013. For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused. Joining Pelosi, from left, are Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., and Rep. Xavier Becerra, D-Calif. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By J. Scott Applewhite
Tue, Oct 1, 2013 3:29 AM EDT