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10 Images From Today's Protests In Washington That Show Why There's No Easy End To The Shutdown

The right still thinks it's winning.

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Sarah Palin, Ted Cruz, and other conservative leaders rallied today against any compromise in what is widely viewed as the Republicans' disastrous decision to shut down the government.

RT @gretawire: Sen Ted Cruz at protest today

Pat Reed

@Patreed43

RT @gretawire: Sen Ted Cruz at protest today

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Gabriel Malor

@gabrielmalor

At WWII Mem. #awesome

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Vets, civilians inside the "closed" Lincoln Memorial #MillionVetMarch

Jake Harris

@JakeHarris4

Vets, civilians inside the "closed" Lincoln Memorial #MillionVetMarch

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And while some of their symbolism is unfortunate...

Pro tip: If you want to express your love of US Army & its monuments … leave the Confederate flag at home.

davidfrum

@davidfrum

Pro tip: If you want to express your love of US Army & its monuments … leave the Confederate flag at home.

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...and way over the top...

Alex Jones

@RealAlexJones

Spirit of Iwo Jima!

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...the right thinks it's winning.

Many conservatives have sent me this photo. Memorial protests have moved from Beltway maneuver to major nat'l effort https://t.co/Xb3D8dJCWX

Robert Costa

@robertcostaNRO

Many conservatives have sent me this photo. Memorial protests have moved from Beltway maneuver to major nat'l effort https://t.co/Xb3D8dJCWX

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This is a big story; House conservatives tell me it's a "game-changer," gives Right new momentum ahead of this week http://t.co/QRzlHrjOcf

Robert Costa

@robertcostaNRO

This is a big story; House conservatives tell me it's a "game-changer," gives Right new momentum ahead of this week http://t.co/QRzlHrjOcf

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That's what I'm reporting: this vet/Palin/Cruz memorial protest story is going viral quickly on right, will shape House GOP scene on M & T

Robert Costa

@robertcostaNRO

That's what I'm reporting: this vet/Palin/Cruz memorial protest story is going viral quickly on right, will shape House GOP scene on M & T

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@noamscheiber I'm very serious. Activists, right flank of House now tell me they're now winning PR war vs WH, "fight on"

Robert Costa

@robertcostaNRO

@noamscheiber I'm very serious. Activists, right flank of House now tell me they're now winning PR war vs WH, "fight on"

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But most observers still agree on one thing:

There is a growing acceptance in Hill GOP that regardless of how this ends, it'll end badly, and Rs who back it will be blamed for caving

Robert Costa

@robertcostaNRO

There is a growing acceptance in Hill GOP that regardless of how this ends, it'll end badly, and Rs who back it will be blamed for caving

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The unmistakable look of a true-believer on the verge of a total wipeout http://t.co/RFfFRRoKuo

Joseph Weisenthal

@TheStalwart

The unmistakable look of a true-believer on the verge of a total wipeout http://t.co/RFfFRRoKuo

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