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  •  Bye, everyone. It was a fun empire while it (1+ / 0-)
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    lasted.

    We're going to wrap up our live blog coverage for the day. Here's a summary of where things stand:

    • House speaker John Boehner has aborted an attempt to bring a bill to the House floor that would have reopened government and raised the debt ceiling. Boehner could not win Tea Party support for the legislation.

    • The legislative path to averting default grew narrower. The Senate may resume bipartisan negotiations on a deal. However one senator alone could stall the action for days. And there's no guarantee the House would take up any Senate bill.

    • Even if the Senate passes bipartisan legislation, it would be up to Boehner to bring it to the House floor. To do so would likely endanger his speakership.

    "Where some see a system for encouraging discussion . . . others see an echo chamber of bad grammar, unchecked stupidity, and constructive interference . . . " -- Ars Technica

    by Rikon Snow on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 03:07:15 PM PDT

    •  I Believe That as It Stands Right Now ... (0+ / 0-)

      the ONLY person who could bring a Senate bill to the floor for a vote is Eric Cantor due the recent rules change.

      "A famous person once said, 'You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.' But as I once said, "If you don't teach them to read, you can fool them whenever you like." – Max Headroom

      by midnight lurker on Tue Oct 15, 2013 at 08:09:41 PM PDT

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