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GOP leaders face tough test in Congress to keep gov't open

[...] a bill could not pass the Senate and would face a certain veto from President Barack Obama, raising the prospect of a partial government shutdown like the one two years ago in a similar struggle over the health care law. [...] for the majority of congressional Republicans, who have little interest in palace intrigue or shutdown talk, the infighting and disarray serves only as a depressing reminder of the GOP's repeated failures to capitalize on historic congressional majorities to advance a governing agenda that could help their party retake the presidency.
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