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Fact checking the congressional budget talk headlines

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Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) arrives at the U.S. Capitol for the day's business September 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. If Boehner and the House Republicans do not find common ground with President Obama and Senate Democrats on the federal budget then at midnight large sections of the government will close, hundreds of thousands of workers would be furloughed without pay, and millions more would be asked to work for no pay. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

As the possibility of a government shutdown looms larger, listeners should beware of headlines with phrases like "budget standoff," "showdown," "failure of leadership," or "partisan gridlock."

The Atlantic's James Fallows joins host Alex Cohen to fact check the budget talks.

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