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Apr
08
2011

With a $39 billion spending cut agreed upon, the possibility of a government shutdown is finally over.  The panel discusses why leaders of neither side wanted a shutdown in the first place, and how their constituents may feel. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson, Slate Magazine/CBS News; Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; and Jeanne Cummings, Politico.
 

In the Webcast Extra: The panel discusses John Boehner’s ability to avoid the pitfalls that Newt Gingrich experienced in the ’95 government shutdown, and his ability to deal with unhappy Tea Party activists in the House.