Shutdown Avoided (!)


In a typical 11.5 hour move, Congress reached an agreement last night to fund the government and pay the military through the end of September.

That funding will be written, passed and signed before mid-next week. Until then everything will be funded by a stop gap measure passed last night.

You can read all the details of the drama on

Now, citizens, we can go back to our lives.

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