October 3, 2013
Why a Grand Bargain or Anything Else Won’t End the Shutdown Soon

A confluence of events sent D.C.’s collective heart rate up early Wednesday evening. First, President Obama was meeting at the White House with Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell and House leaders John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi. And second, Robert Costa, National Review's Washington editor and scoop machine, reported Republican House leaders were all but certain to propose a “grand bargain” that would fund the government and raise the debt ceiling all at once. 
Here’s a word of advice: Relax. For better or worse (probably worse), there’s not much movement so far — despite some noisy tussles over access to parks and National Institutes for Health funding on Wednesday.
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Why a Grand Bargain or Anything Else Won’t End the Shutdown Soon

A confluence of events sent D.C.’s collective heart rate up early Wednesday evening. First, President Obama was meeting at the White House with Senate leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell and House leaders John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi. And second, Robert Costa, National Review's Washington editor and scoop machine, reported Republican House leaders were all but certain to propose a “grand bargain” that would fund the government and raise the debt ceiling all at once. 

Here’s a word of advice: Relax. For better or worse (probably worse), there’s not much movement so far — despite some noisy tussles over access to parks and National Institutes for Health funding on Wednesday.

Read more.

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