At this point, Democrats have agreed to cuts slightly in excess of the Republican leadership’s original demands (though still below the Tea Party’s demands). As Michael Gerson writes, “given that Republicans control only the House, this level of cuts would normally be viewed as a remarkable success. But a portion of the Republican conference longs for a confrontation that results in a government shutdown, preferring a fight over a victory.”

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