U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (2nd L) poses for photos with veterans at the World War Two Memorial in Washington October 1, 2013. Despite the U.S. government shutdown affecting the site,... more 
U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) (2nd L) poses for photos with veterans at the World War Two Memorial in Washington October 1, 2013. Despite the U.S. government shutdown affecting the site, a barricade was removed to give veterans accessed the memorial. 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/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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Tue, Oct 1, 2013 1:54 PM EDT