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Government Shutdown: The Optimist's Guide

True, a lot of issues are unresolved. But this time no one seems to want to provoke a crisis.

Gone, but not done.

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The federal government will shut down at the end of the month unless Congress can pass a continuing resolution to keep the doors open. And Congress just left for the weekend with things looking bleak indeed.

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