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The Odds of a Shutdown Spike

A budget expert puts the likelihood at 75 percent. By STAN COLLENDER September 20, 2015 I’ve been predicting since July that the irreconcilable differences between Democrats and Republicans on several key issues — only some of which have anything to do with the budget — are much more likely than not to lead to the federal government shutting down when the next fiscal year begins at midnight, Sept. 30. My mo ...

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