Washington is taking bit of a breather this week after an expensive, disruptive government shutdown was averted at the last minute late Friday, but the respite will be short.
Before long lawmakers will start debating raising the federal debt ceiling and next year's budget, which could make the just-completed fight look like a romp in the park.
Nicholas Kristof pretty much nails what's going on here it in his New York Times column yesterday.
WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The U.S. House of Representatives approved the extension of vital Medicaid funding, which was a top priority of the Jewish community.
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