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Obama agenda: Leaning on semantics

“Even as Obama nears what’s looking a lot like the victory he wanted, White House officials have leaned on semantics to explain how talking to Republicans about what would and wouldn’t be in a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling wasn’t, in fact, a negotiation to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling,” Politico writes. Meanwhile, both the White House and congressional leaders have tried to explain away why most solutions under discussion are temporary fixes that could bring this all back in a few months — or maybe just a few weeks.”

Because there was no deal over the weekend, “Wall Street watchers are expecting a volatile Monday, with the possibility that the gains realized at the end of last week could be quickly given back,” The Hill writes.

Obama and Nancy Pelosi talked on the phone Sunday.

OFA raised $7.7 million in the last quarter.