Wiretap: We have a budget! Good news or bad news?

 
The Koch brothers are against it. Jim DeMint is against it. The longterm unemployed should be against it — because it drops their benefits. But Paul Ryan and Patty Murray have made a budget deal that the president backs and the speaker backs, and Washington brinkmanship could be on hold. For now. Maybe.

While no one was looking, Congress might have actually sealed a budget deal. Via New York Times.

Ezra Klein explains what’s in the new Ryan-Murray budget deal. Via Washington Post.

The article that’s gone viral, on why poor people make bad decisions. A poor person explains.

Andrew Cohen asks why Supreme Court justices only change one way on death penalty. Via the Atlantic.

Ruth Marcus: Rand Paul gets the Scrooge award. But only because he deserves it. Via Washington Post.

If you snooze, you lose. Just like they always told you. Via the New Yorker.

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