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The Week Ahead: Countdown to shutdown?

Are we headed for the first government shutdown in 16 years? How we got here – an explainer, a new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll. The latest jobs report, Scott Walker on Meet the Press, Huckabee’s book tour kicks off, Obama meets with Mexico’s Calderon, raises money in Florida.

Edited by Domenico Montanaro and Andrew Gross. Special thanks to Morgan Parmet and Catherine Chomiak.