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Can Capitol Hill find consensus and avoid defaulting on the country's debt, not to mention end a federal shutdown that has closed much of the government?
Politico's editor-in-chief John Harris has the inside scoop on how they'll close the deal.
According to Harris, the Senate will come up with a compromise that will be hard to swallow for conservative House members. But the question is: will House Speaker Boehner reject it, amend it, or say its finally time we move forward and agree on a resolution?
If Boehner pushes for an amendment that leaves very little time to reach a resolution before the debt ceiling deadline Thursday, says Harris.
Stock market reaction to the debate could also play a role, warns Harris. Wall Street has been optimistic up until now but if stocks take a tumble it will put even more pressure on Congress to reach a deal.
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