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CRISIS AVERTED

For now, I guess.

I missed posting this while I was out and about yesterday (via Politico):
By a 79-12 vote, the Senate approved Monday night a stopgap budget bill to keep the government funded through Nov. 18. The plan would provide $2.65 billion in funding for FEMA to respond to natural disasters and avoid a government shutdown by the end of Friday. The deal also includes a continuing resolution to keep the government funded through Tuesday, giving the House the option of passing the short-term measure by voice vote since most members are out of town during their recess. The House next week could then give approval of the budget bill that lasts through Nov. 18.
Then, starting November 18th (my friggin' BIRTHDAY), the threat of a government shutdown will again dominate all of the cable net coverage. Great.