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BLITZER’S BLOG: Congress flees Washington
August 2nd, 2011
04:41 PM ET

BLITZER’S BLOG: Congress flees Washington

Washington (CNN) - It didn’t take very long for the House of Representatives to get out of Dodge. Within minutes of passing the debt ceiling legislation Monday night, they adjourned until Sept. 7. The August-plus-a-week-of-September recess has begun. Those members who could still get out of Washington Monday night bolted to Reagan National, Dulles or Baltimore/Washington Airport. The others waited until Tuesday.

Now that the Senate has passed the legislation, the senators are doing the exact same thing – rushing to get out of Washington for five weeks.
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August 2nd, 2011
10:04 AM ET

Snakes hitchin' a ride

What to do when you discover a snake on your windshield? As CNN's Jeanne Moos reports, don't turn on the wipers.

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August 2nd, 2011
07:55 AM ET

Students, hospitals face cuts after deal

CNN's Lisa Sylvester reports on who will feel the impact of the initial spending cuts in the debt deal.

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