After speaking at a rally protesting the city's inability to spend $6 billion in locally raised tax revenue without the approval of Congress, Washington, D.C. mayor Vincent Gray walked to a nearby press conference and confronted Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid about the matter.
D.C. mayor confronts Reid over shutdown
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Record crowds over weekend, but spending declined
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Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage — if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.
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