A complete history of the shutdown, in its own words

Storm clouds hang over Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. There have been 17 government shutdowns since 1976, ranging in length from one to 21 days. None have caused a market meltdown. The average decline in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index during a shutdown lasting 10 days or more is about 2.5 percent. For shutdowns lasting five days or fewer, the average decline is 1.4 percent. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

How we got here: The shutdown, in its own words

The road to that led to a government shutdown was long and tortuous.To make it a little more clear, we've put together a timeline of how a fight over the 2010 health care law led to a shutdown and a debate over raising the debt ceiling — using quotes from the key players.Here's the story of the shutdown, in its own words, from last year to the bitter end.Nov. 6, 2012 President Obama is reelected. A key Republican leader says …

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