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February 11th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Deep freeze on Capitol Hill

With Washington's airports reopening this morning, the nation's capital is showing signs of life. The same can't be said for our government though, which is taking its fourth snow day in a row. Our Jim Acosta reports on the blizzard that has left Washington eerily quiet.


Filed under: Politics • Weather
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  1. Senate Staff

    As a Senate staffer, I found this and other articles run by CNN regarding the closure of the federal government very misleading. The federal government closure only applies to the executive branch and agencies. Individual Congressional offices were open, and I worked every day except Wednesday (the day of the blizzard) last week. The reporting that was done by news organizations like CNN led constituents to believe that we were all hanging out at home making snow angels. I can assure that was not the case for me! Senators were making statements on the floor, and Senate staff were hard at work at their jobs, just as usual.

    February 13, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  2. Talia

    I was just about to go to Maryland a couple of days ago...although my flight got cancled from the massive blizzard in Washington DC. I was really looking foward to a great Vaction although it turned out to be a great disaster!...

    February 11, 2010 at 5:35 pm |