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The U.S. Capitol is pictured in Washington, D.C. on October 1, 2013 during the first day of the federal government shut down. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

With Deadline Approaching, What Happens If Goverment Defaults?

As a default deadline approaches, people across America are watching.

CBS 11–10/16/2013

Gov. Rick Perry speaks to the National Right to Life convention at the Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport Hotel June 27, 2013 in Grapevine. (credit: Stewart F. House/Getty Images)

Perry Group Launching National Anti-Washington Ads

A nonprofit aiming to help Gov. Rick Perry gear up for another presidential run says it will launch a national advertising campaign blasting Washington and promoting GOP governors.

10/14/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama (L) is sworn in during the public ceremony by Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as First lady Michelle Obama, and daughters, Sasha Obama and Malia Obama look on. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Confrontation or Compromise For President Obama’s Second Term?

Will the President’s second term bring cooperation or confrontation between Democrats and Republicans?

CBS 11–01/21/2013

Grover Norquist (Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: Grover Puts Himself Before Party And Country

Grover is the ultimate in single interest constituencies in Washington. He is not accountable to anybody. He does not disclose who funds him, who pays him to do what he does or how much he is paid to blackmail GOP Members of Congress to sign his pledge not to raise taxes.

11/21/2012

Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Rep. Hensarling Named To GOP ‘Super’ Debt Panel

C onservative North Texas republican congressman Jeb Hensarling has been chosen to co-chair a new committee tasked to find a bipartisan plan to slash the federal budget deficit.

08/10/2011

Debt Ceiling Debate

Dallas Residents Sound Off Over Debt Ceiling Debate

While the U.S. Congress struggles over what to do with the pending debt ceiling deadline, local congressional representatives are getting an earful from constituents. A common theme they are hearing is “do something.”

07/27/2011

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