Yosemite National Park was established on Oct. 1, 1890. Today, on the birthday of the park, the government shut down, and all national parks are closed.

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Federal Government Comes To Screeching Halt, Lawmakers Continue To Spar

October 1, 2013

CNN's John King talked to Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about the federal government shutdown that took effect at midnight on October 1. As of Tuesday morning, the prospects for resolution seemed distant.

Are you at the end of your rope with lawmakers' inability to agree on a federal budget? Is it a worthy gambit or a waste of time? Are you home from work as a result of the shutdown? Leave a comment below, or tweet us.

Also on BPR:

  • Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley joined Jim and Margery for a discussion about her candidacy for Massachusetts governor.
  • Trudy Lieberman — healthcare reporter, and a contributing editor at the Columbia Journalism Review — explained the intricacies of the rollout on Tuesday of some provisions of ObamaCare.
  • Edgar B. Herwick III and Boston Globe pop music critic Sarah Rodman offered up their choicest new music discoveries.

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