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An aide brings a cart stacked with pizza to the office of Speaker of the House John Boehner, as movement toward ending the government shutdown was suddenly halted, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday night, Oct. 15, 2013.

Interns are running the country

10/16/13 08:06PM

As signs of hope on a fiscal deal emerged from Washington Wednesday, thousands of furloughed workers were still stuck at home. However many of the employees keeping the federal offices running for nearly three weeks during the government shutdown were not all technically "essential" workers—in some cases, they were unpaid interns. read more

U.S. Senator Jim DeMint talks on the phone in his office December 6, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Jim DeMint pulls the strings

10/16/13 06:15PM

From his perch at Heritage, Jim DeMint helped lead the conservative rebellion that successfully pushed John Boehner to shut down the government over Obamacare. read more