• Katherine Bajenova Grimmit
  • Firecrackers
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  • Oct 2-8, 2013
  • Vol. 22, No. 15
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  • National
  • Shutdown Showdown: Obama Says He Won't Pay Ransom

    President Barack Obama held a rare press conference Tuesday, fielding questions on the government shutdown and debt ceiling deadline. "We're not going to pay a ransom for America to pay its bills," Obama insisted, called on Congress to "stop the excuses."
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  • Government Shutdown: 'Utter Insanity'

    Forget the panda cam. The inability of millions of Americans to monitor the progress of Mei Xiang’s adorable offspring at Washington, DC’s National Zoo will not be the worst effect of the US government shutdown that took force Tuesday.
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  • Winesipper
  • Going for Gamay

    It's not yet time to break out those big, bold cabernets or syrahs. Gamay noir, the red wine grape of France's Beaujolais appellation, bridges the seasons beautifully.

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  • Making Sausage

    This kind of politics could be called "making sausage" if sausage making required an air strike and a wood chipper.


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