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Why can't they come to an agreement?"

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. senators said they were closing in on a deal Monday (October 14) that would reopen the government and push back a possible default for several months, though many hurdles remained as a Thursday deadline drew near. Now some visitors to the Washington, D.C., are sounding off. A Washington Post/ABC News poll released on Monday found that 74 percent of Americans disapprove of the way congressional Republicans have handled the standoff, compared with a 53 percent disapproval rating for Obama. Boone Porter, A New Hampshire resident visiting Washington D.C. told Reuters on Monday that he holds "all Republicans" responsible for the political stalemate. "Well, the right wing GOP members in the House of Representatives are primarily responsible, but I hold all Republicans responsible," said Porter. Maria Kirchner, who lives in Ohio, also said she blamed Republicans for "holding out." "Oh, I blame the Republic

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