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The absolute worst-case scenario of next week's worst-case scenario.

So much data, so many interesting anecdotes. Here are a few.

Hundreds of lawmakers said they would forgo pay after the impasse. We've found out who actually did.

Concerns about government have not returned to the levels they were at before the shutdown.

No. 5: "John McCain can get back to playing poker on his iPhone."

No. 1: John Boehner still has a lot of power.

  • Aaron Blake and Sean Sullivan
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  • Oct 18, 2013
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"The government should step it and up stop being little crybabies and make up their mind."

Mitch McConnell helped close an 11th hour deal. It's not the first time he's done it.

Is this the beginning of the end for the Speaker?

  • Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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