Comments for: The new normal in Congress: short-term fixes, unending political warfare

Posted Sept. 27, 2011, at 8:45 p.m.

WASHINGTON — Just as Congress appeared to have prevented a government shutdown, attention turned to how to avoid another one when the stopgap funding runs out in a matter of weeks. Congress can’t seem to get off the showdown treadmill — an endless loop of one-upmanship that has helped build …

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