Sen. Dick Durbin expecting government shutdown

Sen. Dick Durbin expecting government shutdown

By Sean Sullivan, Published: September 29 at 12:27 pmE-mail the writer

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said Sunday he expects a government shutdown, a prospect for which he blamed Republicans.

“I’m afraid I do” think the government will shut down, Durbin said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

Durbin blamed Republicans for bringing the country to the verge of a shut down, which will happen Tuesday if lawmakers don’t pass a new spending bill. The GOP-controlled House early Sunday amended a Senate-passed stopgap spending bill to include provisions aimed at delaying Obamacare and repealing the medical device tax. Continue reading “Sen. Dick Durbin expecting government shutdown”

9 deep(ish) thoughts on the new Washington Post-ABC News poll


9 deep(ish) thoughts on the new Washington Post-ABC News poll

Posted by Chris Cillizza on September 11, 2012 at 12:19 pm


The big headline out of this morning’s Washington Post-ABC News poll is that the presidential race remains an absolute dead heat among those likeliest to vote in eight weeks time.

But, beneath that headline there are all sort of fascinating — and occasionally contradictory — data points in the poll that are worth further examination.  We tackle nine of them below.  You can sift through all the data from the poll right here if you want to do a bit of exploring on your own.

One quick note: Our thoughts below are in no particular order other than the order to which they occurred to us as we looked through the poll. And, away we go! Continue reading “9 deep(ish) thoughts on the new Washington Post-ABC News poll”

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