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Many of the districts in favor of the shutdown also have higher unemployment.

"I'm in a weaker position when the House can't act" said the Senate Minority Leader in a blunt new interview.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 17, 2013
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Barack Obama is not impressed with the debt ceiling deal. But the question for the year ahead is whether Republicans will turn toward dealmaking, or away from it.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 17, 2013
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A lot of pundits are speculating about how the shutdown will effect 2016. Ignore them.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 17, 2013
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A Wonkblogger debates himself on whether to be pleased or disgusted with how the American system of government made it through the debt standoff.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 17, 2013
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Lawmakers may be patting themselves on the back for re-opening the government. For people like John Anderson, though, the damage will last.

A true cynic about American politics would, at this point, be forced to one conclusion: Ted Cruz is a Democratic sleeper agent.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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We probably won't breach the debt ceiling. We probably will get to do this all over again in three months.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 16, 2013
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This is the concept that House Republicans need to keep in mind as they figure out their path forward in the debt negotiations.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 15, 2013
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House Republicans are working on their own plan to end the government shutdown and, at least in its current form, it's pretty reasonable.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 15, 2013
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It's all in the timing.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 14, 2013
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"The United States was the one bright spot in the world recovery." Maybe not anymore.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 14, 2013
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The debt-ceiling deal House Republicans are working on is going nowhere.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 14, 2013
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Markets continues to treat America as if its political system will always get it right. What happens when they're proven wrong?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 13, 2013
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Someone is going to have to break. But Senate Democrats aren't ready for it to be them.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 13, 2013
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The outline of a possible deal is beginning to float around Capitol Hill.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 12, 2013
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The government is closed. The Carlyle Group isn't. The private equity giant gives its best guess at how the economy is doing.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 11, 2013
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The Washington Examiner's Tim Carney argues that the Tea Party is mounting a direct challenge to the GOP's business backers.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 11, 2013
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And they know it.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Oct 11, 2013
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The shutdown has saved us from something much worse.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Oct 10, 2013
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