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"Right now, Clinton is emboldened by his principles as well as polls that show a majority of Americans disapprove of the Republican plan," reports White House correspondent James Carney, who adds that any shutdown would likely not last long. "For most people, a couple of days is meaningless, but it would be a real problem if it goes much beyond that. What probably will happen is that both sides will agree to disagree and adopt a resolution that puts off the budget for 12 months, making it a campaign issue next fall. Clinton would be comfortable with that."