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October 16, 2013


Republicans Shut Down the Government for Nothing

"With a deal to reopen the government apparently imminent Wednesday, it's worth taking stock of what it was all for--the two and a half weeks without a fully functioning federal government, the nonstop chaos on Capitol Hill, the tiptoeing to the brink of default," Molly Ball writes.

"For Republicans, it was basically for nothing. The GOP will actually get less out of the final deal being brokered than the party would have gotten had House conservatives never staged their revolt on Obamacare. In fact, the drama is likely to end with Republicans ceding policy concessions to Democrats."

Rick Klein: "It has been called the shutdown about nothing. In bringing it to an end, lawmakers are managing to accomplish even less than that."












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