Yesterday, Congress approved a bill to avert a Government shutdown and before the paint could dry, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) says there may be another debt ceiling standoff in the works.
"Let's be clear" said Boehner, Republican speaker of the House. "The Democrats in this town that reject the goal of balancing the budget, I think are out of step with who the American people are."
The bill funds the government through September 30, 2013, the end of the fiscal year. The current continuing resolution, that was funding the government, expires on Wednesday.
As I understand it, this legislation they passed yesterday will take a little of the hurt out of the sequester as we know it. It's going to give each agency head some of the ability to maneuver and decide which programs in their department can be cut instead of the "across the board" cuts. There are still some of those programs the cuts are mandated for and in this case maybe that will ease that just a little bit as we move toward another artificial deadline.
We had quite a week here in Washington with the President gone to Israel. He really received a rock star welcome from a lot of young people but his reception with older people wasn't as welcoming because he talked about things that both sides need to do in order to begin its peace process.
I think the reason for the President and Prime Ministers cordial affair is because Netanyahu now has a new government which gives him less power. Both he and President Obama decided it would be best if they both got along.
Sunday we'll be talking about the Syrians and their alleged use of a chemical weapons attack. Although, I think they're about to decide that that was not the case.
We've got Representative Mike Rodgers, Chairman of the House Intelligence Communittee discussing Syria and the other foreign policy challenges ahead. He'll be joined by New York Times columnist Tom Friedman, CBS News' Clarissa Ward and Time Magazine's Bobby Ghosh to continue talking foreign policy and Obama's trip to Israel.
We'll also talk about the argument before the Supreme Court on same sex marriage. I'm also looking forward to talking with Austin Nimcocks who is a Pro-Proposition 8 lawyer on of the defense team arguing to keep the bill in place. We also have Super Bowl champion, Baltimore Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, he has spoken out in favor of same sex marriage and will also join the conversation from the other side.
Unfortunately I don think they'll be much reporting about congress getting back together. That remains a story "to be continued".