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If Government Shuts Down, Where Would Blame Fall?


Both Democrats and Republicans insisted they wished to avoid a government shutdown, but the budget stalemate continued Wednesday after both sides failed to agree on a deal. Jim Lehrer discusses the negotiations with Naftali Bendavid, congressional correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

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State of the Union 2016

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.


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