FedWire: Shutdown edition — Obama, watchdogs and unions chime in

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Obama urges an end to government shutdown.

Federal union leader calls on Congress to act.

Watchdog: Shutdown highlights congressional irresponsibility.


NTEU supports bills to pay furloughed feds retroactively.

What won’t get governed during shutdown.

Facing furloughs and disrupted pay, 1 in 4 federal civilians is a veteran.

Impact of shutdown continues to grow.

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