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No quick end in sight for US shutdown

‘SCORCHED EARTH’ POLICY:Republicans appear now to be shifting their demands and shifting their focus to the debt limit, as the US’ first-ever credit default looms

AP, WASHINGTON

In a speech on Friday night, the former senator said that it is difficult to recall a time when politicians were willing to risk, in her words, “so much damage to the country to pursue their own agendas.”

She says when her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, worked with Republicans during shutdowns in the mid-1990s, neither side got everything it wanted, but they still balanced the budget.

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