Jim Vandehei, Mike Allen and Jake Sherman, at Politico, report that:
The idea of defaulting on the government's debt obligations could wreck the economy. Shutting down the government was tried by Newt Gingrich in the 1990s, and did not work out so well for the GOP. Who is advising House Republicans? Are they lemmings?
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