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  Ryan budget passes House

Will a shutdown improve Obama’s political standing?

  The Washington Post’s EJ Dionne explains whether a government shutdown will benefit President Barack Obama and the Democrats in the 2012 election.

Obama gets involved in the budget battle

  Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and The Washington Post’s E.J. Dionne discuss whether the interference of the president in the debate over the budget will prevent a government shutdown.

Sachs: No progressive candidate in this country

  Must Read Op-Eds: Mika Brzezinski reads from E.J. Dionne's Washington Post column on the "radical" new conservatives in Washington who are more interested in the have-a-lots than the have-nots.

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  Roundtable on spending

Moderator David Gregory discusses the shutdown over spending and the budget showdown with Marc Morial, Mike Murphy, E.J. Dionne, Doris Kearns Goodwin, and Daniel Yergin.

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