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OCT 12, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Congress Getting Paid During Shutdown Strikes A Nerve

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he'd continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: "Dang straight." Days later, a penitent Terry changed course, telling his hometown paper, the Omaha World-Herald, that he was "ashamed" of his comments and would have his salary withheld until furloughed government workers got paid again. The reversal piqued the interest of a potential challenger and generated a front-page headline that any member of Congress would dread: "Terry sorry for putting his needs above ... Read More

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