September 30, 2013
Countdown to Shutdown: A Primer on Where the Budget Wrangling Stands

As Monday dawns, there’s no sign that Congress is any closer to a deal that will avert a government shutdown at midnight. Despite a flurry of activity over the weekend, the landscape is essentially the same as it was at the end of the day Friday: Republicans want to seriously scale back the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government, Democrats won’t allow it, there are no real negotiations in progress, and that means a closure is all but inevitable. In fact, many members of Congress are resigned to that conclusion. Here’s a guide to what happened the last two days and what to expect today.
Read more. [Image: Jonathan Erst/Reuters]

Countdown to Shutdown: A Primer on Where the Budget Wrangling Stands

As Monday dawns, there’s no sign that Congress is any closer to a deal that will avert a government shutdown at midnight. Despite a flurry of activity over the weekend, the landscape is essentially the same as it was at the end of the day Friday: Republicans want to seriously scale back the Affordable Care Act in exchange for funding the government, Democrats won’t allow it, there are no real negotiations in progress, and that means a closure is all but inevitable. In fact, many members of Congress are resigned to that conclusion. Here’s a guide to what happened the last two days and what to expect today.

Read more. [Image: Jonathan Erst/Reuters]

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    First, ACA has been passed by a legitimate legislature, adjudicated by a legitimate court, and finally voted upon by the...
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