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HuffPost's Howard Fineman Discusses Federal Budget Negotiations On MSNBC's 'Hardball' (VIDEO)

04/05/2011 07:41 pm ET | Updated Jun 05, 2011

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman joined Richard Wolffe Monday night on MSNBC's 'Hardball' to discuss the ongoing federal budget negotiations.

"If there's a shutdown the President is going to be able to say that the Republican leadership was forced into this by their Tea Party constituents," said Fineman in reference to a possible government shutdown.

He added, "we should realize that polls do show that people are going to blame everybody in Washington if there's a shutdown."

Fineman also responded positively to the news that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) will be the new leader of the DNC.

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