If the Republicans would have been blamed for a shutdown, it follows that they get credit for a shutdown being avoided.Dave Weigel • Saying the winner of today’s budget situation is, of course, the GOP. However, he does it with a little snark in his headline: “Boehner Wins, Austerity Wins, and the Social Conservatives Go Home With A ‘Participant’ Trophy.”
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Here’s what the National Journal says is happening: It looks like the latest numbers on Obama’s desk are a lot closer and show actual compromise. WIll it be enough to prevent a government shutdown? Well, we’ll see. The deal the National Journal has suggests a temporary extension to get through the weekend while details are hashed out at the beginning of the week. “While leadership staff insist there is no deal yet,” they write, “that caution belies significant progress in narrowing long-standing differences and the widening assumption in both parties that a shutdown will be averted and all that remains unknown is the precise procedural steps that will walk everyone back from the abyss.” Here are some quick hard numbers from their report:
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