The nation in brief

Posted: October 8, 2013 at 4:47 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Washington remains paralyzed in a staring contest with neither side appearing to blink anytime soon, and it seems highly likely that the federal government will stay closed through the week.” Chris Krueger, a Washington analyst for Guggenheim Securities, on the impasse between the Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate and President Barack Obama over conditions tied to reopening the government and raising the debt limit

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Front Section, Pages 3 on 10/08/2013