Is the Current Washington Stalemate a Taste of the Future?

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House Republicans have cast doubt on a bipartisan Senate plan for reopening the government and raising the debt limit by Thursday. Will business as usual become a thing of the past in Washington?

Also, a new proposal from House Republicans may jeopardize the hope for a compromise, and the Supreme Court reevaluates affirmative action.

Banner image: An empty speaker's lectern is seen in the rain outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 10, 2013. U.S. House of Representatives Republicans are weighing a short-term debt limit increase with no added policy changes, such as deficit-reduction requirements, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst



Warren Olney