Author: Amber Phillips

The government just shut down. Now what do lawmakers do?

Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) speaks to reporters on Friday after a vote to fund the government failed. (Zach Gibson/Bloomberg) The government just shut down. And, now, the stalemate begins. Both sides will now spend an indeterminate amount of time (days? weeks?) trying to game out two things: If the other side is ready to cave If public opinion is on their side or with the other guys In other words, now that Republicans and Democrats have pulled the trigger on a shutdown, neither has much of an option but to blame the other and see whom the public believes....

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