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A disastrous fiscal crisis looms when the federal government is shut down after the President engages in a war of wills between the powerful GOP House Speaker over an extra two percent in budget reductions that would trim many of Bartlet's key social programs -- and the Democrats are blamed based on opinion polls. As Leo, Josh and Toby send everyone home, they remain uneasy as the President refuses to compromise -- until he arrives on a bold plan to personally and publically challenge the Republicans in the halls of the Capitol. Meanwhile, Abbey suddenly reappears from her self-imposed exile for a State dinner that she might have to cook herself.

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  • Josh Singer won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, which he shared with Tom McCarthy.

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  • The nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. Among the nominees were Lily Tomlin for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Grace and Frankie, Elisabeth Moss for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Mad Men, Felicity Huffman for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for her role on American Crime, Ty Burrell for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on Modern Family, Allison Janney for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Mom and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role on Masters of Sex, Alan Alda for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role on The Blacklist and Bradley Whitford for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on Transpartent.

    Those nominated in non-acting categories include Lesli Linka Glatter for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for her work on Homeland, Jane Lynch for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program for Hollywood Game Night, Laura Schiff for Outstanding Casting in a Drama Series for Mad Men and Anette Haellmigk for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series for Game of Thrones.

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