The current continuing resolution expires at midnight Friday and, if it’s not extended, there will be a government shutdown.
The current plan appears to be to extend the CR until the middle of December and, unlike previous CR battles, this one has been devoid of all threats and demands for additional spending cuts. But..although it is unlikely, it is not inconceivable that there will be a last-minute attempt by House Republicans to use the CR as leverage with House Democrats or the White House on something.
As a result, a shutdown at least over this weekend cannot be dismissed out of hand.
Hint: Watch the Sunday talk shows scramble for guests and quickly change their focus if this happens.
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