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April 01, 2011


Deal or No Deal?

While the headlines suggest a government shutdown is looming next week, First Read advises "don't believe the hype -- at least yet. Behind the scenes, Democrats and Republicans are closer to a deal than they appear."

Mark Halperin: "It seems almost certain now that the latest continuing resolution to avoid a government shutdown will have to go to the House floor without the votes in hand for it to pass, and that it will require a joint whip operation to get enough Republican and Democratic votes combined to reach a majority... We could be headed towards a deal opposed by Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the tea party and every Republican presidential candidate, but that passes with the support of Speaker Boehner, Senator McConnell, and lots of Democrats."














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