(NEWSER– Ready for another shutdown showdown? Well tough, because Congress seems to be barreling toward yet another irreconcilable budget stalemate, the Washington Post reports. Lawmakers need to reach a deal on the budget and, particularly, the sequester cuts by Oct. 1, which is just three weeks after they return from August recess. And two votes this week made it look supremely unlikely they'd be able to. In one, Republicans refused to ditch the sequester cuts, and in the other they refused to support them.

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