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The Inevitable End To Washington's Government Shutdown

Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee
Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., left, and Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, talk to reporters after their meetings on the economic crisis with Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Setting aside the hourly thrust and parry between Democrats and Republicans, here’s how the shutdown is likely to end: Senate Majority Harry Reid is going to strike a deal with his Republican counterpart Mitch McConnell at some point in the next few days.

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