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Punchlines: Late-night comics joke about public's view of shutdown (video)

11:05 AM, Oct. 1, 2013
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Well, we all know by now that the government did indeed shut down. Democrats and Republicans in Congress weren't about to reach a budget compromise by midnight. But how much do Americans care?

Before the shutdown was official, the late-night comedians - who taped before the midnight deadline - did plenty of speculating. According to one comedian, Americans don't care much about this at all. In fact, he said, we cared more about the recent closing of the Twinkie factory. Another comedian compared the finale of our government to the ...

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