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The Republican leadership folds on the government shutdown. Key quote:
In exchange for meeting, at least momentarily, all of Obama’s demands, the House GOP is seeking a “framework” for future negotiations.
They get a repeal of an Obamacare tax on medical equipment, but lose everything else, plus give up some of the sequester cuts that have actually produced the first real reduction in the size of government in decades.
And the Republican leadership wonders why they keep losing elections? With incompetent friends like this, who needs enemies.