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Tea Party supporter Greg Cummings of Cincinnati, Ohio, watches a rally with the Democratic Progressive Caucus and furloughed federal employees against House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Cummings attended the rally to blame Senate Democrats for the government shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
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Tea Party supporter Greg Cummings of Cincinnati, Ohio, watches a rally with the Democratic Progressive Caucus and furloughed federal employees against House Republicans on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Cummings attended the rally to blame Senate Democrats for the government shutdown. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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