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GOP: Government shutdown better than 50-50

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Politics,Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets
President Obama's refusal to consider spending cuts during the upcoming debt ceiling debate and House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi's call for more taxes has top Republicans predicting stalemate and a chance of 50-50 or better of a government shutdown next month. Top House leadership aides said that the GOP is mapping a plan to reject new taxes and demand a dollar-for-dollar spending cut for...