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Government Shutdown Avoided For Now

Surrounded by news media, House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, far left, announces that an agreement to avert a government shutdown was reached at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Friday, April 8, 2011. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)
Surrounded by news media, House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, far left, announces that an agreement to avert a government shutdown was reached at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Friday, April 8, 2011. (Jacquelyn Martin / Associated Press)

Surrounded by news media, House Speaker John Boehner, of Ohio, far left, announces that an agreement to avert a government shutdown was reached at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, on Friday. Los Angeles Times story here. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)\

Question: Are you surprised that the two sides could get together to avoid the government shutdown at least for a little while longer?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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