Admit it: You have no idea what a ‘continuing resolution’ is

Continuing resolution? Conference committee? Vitter amendment?

The jargon of the government shutdown, like the jargon of official Washington more broadly, is confusing.  Get smart. We explain all three terms in the "In Play" clip below.

If you're not familiar with Congress-ese, take 90 seconds to understand what everyone is talking about. (The Washington Post)

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.

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Chris Cillizza · October 1, 2013