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Minnesota goes back to work as politicians gauge shutdown fallout

Larry Jacobs weighs in on end of government shutdown.

Both sides took a political hit because they might have reached much the same deal last month, making it a lesson for politicians in Washington debating the federal debt limit, said Lawrence Jacobs, a University of Minnesota professor who directs its Center for the Study of Politics and Governance. "The haunting lesson is, when you leave things to the last minute, miscalculations are quite probable," Jacobs said in a telephone interview from Minneapolis.

July 20, 2011

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