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Congress: Double trouble

Here’s a headline: Politico: “Double trouble: House GOP eyes default, shutdown.” From the story: “House Republicans are seriously entertaining dramatic steps, including default or shutting down the government, to force President Barack Obama to finally cut spending by the end of March.”

Another: “Hill friction puts sand in storm recovery’s gears.” The vote is slated for tomorrow on the other $51 billion in Sandy recovery funding.

Republicans are upset with Phil Gingrey (R-GA) for trying to legitimize Todd Akin’s rape comments.

Forbes looks at how Congress’ squabbling is hurting medical research.

The first practicing Hindu is in Congress – Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. The 31-year-old’s also an Iraq war vet.