Politics

5:16pm

Mon October 7, 2013
It's All Politics

GOP Governors Chart Different Paths On Shutdown

Originally published on Thu October 10, 2013 4:23 pm

Republican South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announces her candidacy for a second term in August, with South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott (from left), Govs. Rick Perry of Texas, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.
Richard Shiro AP

The federal government shutdown has given governors across the country an opportunity to take part in one of their favorite pastimes: scolding Washington.

Among Republicans, though, there appears to be some disagreement over exactly who's to blame for the latest budget impasse.

One camp of GOP governors — often those in blue states or with national ambitions (if not both) — has largely chastised all parties involved. They're eager to distance themselves from Washington and portray themselves as results-oriented "outsiders."

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4:20pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Politics

Irked By Shutdown And Stalemate, Most Still Oppose Compromise

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 9:59 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

One week into the federal shutdown and the reviews are coming in in the form of public polls. The Pew Research Center has a new poll out today that shows widespread public frustration, but also deep partisan differences about how to relieve that frustration. Michael Dimock is the director of the Pew Center. Welcome to the program once again.

MICHAEL DIMOCK: Hi, Robert.

SIEGEL: I gather the answer to the question, whom do you blame for the shutdown is that depends on which people you ask.

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4:20pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Politics

Congressional Leaders Debate Votes Needed To End Shutdown

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 7:25 am

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ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Robert Siegel.

MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

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4:20pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Politics

California Won't Wait For Congress On Immigration Reform

Originally published on Tue October 8, 2013 11:56 am

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

In other immigration news, California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a measure that makes it harder for federal immigration officials to detain people believed to be in this country illegally. The new state law, called the Trust Act, restricts local police from holding undocumented immigrants without serious criminal records and turning them over to immigration authorities. NPR's Richard Gonzales reports.

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4:20pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Politics

Shutdown Shutters Already-Clogged Immigration Court

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 6:50 pm

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MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:

From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Melissa Block.

ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST:

And I'm Robert Siegel.

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4:20pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Politics

GOP Plan To Link Spending Bill, Health Law Cuts Took Months

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 6:50 pm

The government shutdown was a plan months in the making — the brainchild of a constellation of dozens of conservative groups — according to Sheryl Gay Stolberg, who co-wrote an article about it in The New York Times. The report describes a conservative blueprint that linked funding the government with undoing Obamacare.

12:24pm

Mon October 7, 2013
Politics

Govt. Shutdown: Does The Minority Rule?

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Coming up, diplomats around the world continue to pay close attention to the events in Syria and Iran, but one scholar explains why we shouldn't forget about Egypt. That's in a few minutes.

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12:24pm

Mon October 7, 2013
World

Has The US Forgotten Egypt?

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CELESTE HEADLEE, HOST:

This is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. I'm Celeste Headlee. Michel Martin is away. We're going to spend some time talking now about Egypt, where more than 50 people were killed over the weekend in clashes between the military and supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi. In a moment, we'll speak to an Egyptian-American who has written poetry inspired by the unrest there.

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8:58am

Mon October 7, 2013
The Two-Way

No End In Sight: Shutdown Showdown Enters Week 2

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 12:26 pm

Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn speaks on CBS's Face the Nation on Sunday. Cornyn said the partial federal government shutdown cannot end unless President Obama sits down with congressional Republicans.
Chris Usher AP

The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like Week 1. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:

U.S. civilian defense workers heading back to work on Monday

As The Two-Way's Bill Chappell reported earlier, the Department of Defense is ordering most of its furloughed civilian employees — amounting to about 400,000 workers — back to work.

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8:32am

Mon October 7, 2013
It's All Politics

Monday Morning Political Mix

Originally published on Mon October 7, 2013 9:12 am

People who for years had planned to be boating down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon right about now instead found themselves on Saturday camping in a parking lot because of the government shutdown.
Julie Jacobson AP

Good Monday morning, fellow political junkies. The partial shutdown of the government enters its second week and on Day 7 of the crisis neither side appears to have softened its position.

At least furloughed federal workers got the good news over the weekend that Congress had approved giving them backpay for the time they are locked out of their jobs.

Here are some of the more interesting news items with greater or lesser political import that caught my eye this morning.

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