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Here Comes the Vitter Amendment

I was talking to a senator this morning who’s not a fan of the Vitter amendment, but who thinks it’s now become inevitable.

My own view on the CR fight has shifted some — while there is no plausible scenario in which President Obama signs a law defunding Obamacare, I do think it’s possible Republicans could get something out of this fight, if they play their cards shrewdly.

If House Republicans fracture and get blamed for a shutdown, though, they could end up having to beat an ignominious retreat and lose even the sequester. 


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