Shutdown Showdown Just the Start of Spending Debate on Capitol Hill

BY Quinn Bowman  April 11, 2011 at 3:00 PM EST


On this week’s edition of the Political Checklist, Judy Woodruff and David Chalian explain how last week’s near-government shutdown was just a preview to bigger debates over raising the debt ceiling, budgets and entitlement reform.

They also discuss whether President Obama or House Speaker John Boehner came out on top after Friday’s late-night political negotiations over a stopgap spending measure that kept the government’s doors open. Lawmakers are currently putting finishing touches on the legislation to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

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