Yesterday, the House Budget Committee chairman, Republican Paul Ryan, and Democratic Senator Patty Murray announced a compromise on the budget. They did it a whole 35 days before the January 15th deadline:
Paul Ryan: "We've been talking all year, and this week that hard work of the two of us sitting down and talking to each other all year has paid off."
Patty Murray: "We have broken through the partisanship and the gridlock, and reached a bipartisan budget compromise that will prevent a government shutdown in January."
For more on this deal, we're joined by Todd Zwillich, the Washington correspondent for Public Radio International.