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Time for Uncle Sam to pay his bills—but will Obama learn from Clinton on his negotiations with a cuts-happy Congress?

The US government is facing shutdown tomorrow unless Congress and the White House can agree on a continuing resolution that allows it to keep spending. Such an outcome is likely to be narrowly averted, but this alarming situation will arise regularly until they can settle on a budget. They haven’t been able to since this fiscal year began on 1st October 2010, and have since skirted the issue with…

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