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National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis has been subpoenaed to testify before Congress on decisions he made regarding the closing of national parks during the government shutdown. (Associated Press)

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"If U.S. bond holders decided that they wanted to be repaid rather than continuing to roll over their Treasury investments," the United States could be forced into default within days, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress last week. (Associated Press)

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A screen grab of the official White House website reveals that the federal government shutdown has taken its toll on transparency and blames Congress.

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"If U.S. bond holders decided that they wanted to be repaid rather than continuing to roll over their Treasury investments," the United States could be forced into default within days, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew told Congress last week. (Associated Press)

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A screen grab of the official White House website reveals that the federal government shutdown has taken its toll on transparency and blames Congress.

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Henry Cisneros, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary, says expanding the nondeportation policy to all illegal immigrants would generate such anger that it probably jeopardizes the ability to go forward in good faith on immigration reform in Congress."

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Henry Cisneros, a former Housing and Urban Development secretary, says expanding the nondeportation policy to all illegal immigrants would generate such anger that it probably jeopardizes the ability to go forward in good faith on immigration reform in Congress."

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** FILE ** Tom Schatz, President of the Council for Citizens against Government Waste, center, accompanied by Rep. Mark Kirk, R-Ill., left, and Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, to discuss their worst spending projects of the 111th Congress. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg)

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The government may be shut, but the "business of handsomeness" in the nation's capital shouldn't be compromised, says a fancy retailer offering a 15 percent discount to federal workers now on furlough. Members of Congress, however, need not inquire. (Grooming Lounge)

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The government may be shut, but the "business of handsomeness" in the nation's capital shouldn't be compromised, says a fancy retailer offering a 15 percent discount to federal workers now on furlough. Members of Congress, however, need not inquire. (Grooming Lounge)

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Rick Hohensee of Washington, D.C. wears a box on his head and holds a sign that reads, "Fire Congress" as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats call on Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) to end the government shutdown at a press conference on the House east front steps of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Disability rights activists with ADAPT are turned away from the U.S. Capitol Building as they try to deliver a letter to Congress demanding the end to the government shutdown, Washington, D.C., Wednesday, October 2, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)