1. Looming Default, SCOTUS Shadow Docket, And 1000 Daily Episodes NPR 23:19

The fiscal parameters of a deal to avert self-inflicted financial catastrophe have been largely hammered out by House Republicans and the White House — but differences over social programs and energy permitting still need to be resolved.

And, over the last decade, the Supreme Court has increasingly leveraged its emergency or “shadow” docket to issue orders that have sweeping implications — but the approach is much less transparent than the usual judicial process.

Also, the podcast marks 1000 episodes since we launched the daily version of the show. Thank you for listening!

This episode: White House correspondent Tamara Keith, economics correspondent David Gura, legal affairs correspondent Nina Totenberg, and congressional reporter Barbara Sprunt.

The podcast is produced by Elena Moore and Casey Morell. Our editor is Eric McDaniel. Our executive producer is Muthoni Muturi.

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