3 lessons we learned from the first week of the government shutdown

1. The shutdown is going to be measured in weeks, not days.

2. Republicans are losing, politically.

3. A continuing resolution-debt ceiling deal is increasingly likely.

We explain each lesson more fully in the "In Play" clip below.

Chris Cillizza shares three things about the government shutdown that we've learned this week. (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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