Shorts are hoping to cash in on a stalemate decision should the country's sequestration issue linger on. If you're long, average down, but don't fall for this move. If you need convincing, notice the light volume to move down to these levels and the sudden negative chatter on this board..
Congress is just earning their salaries and perks by selling drama to their voters. Really if you can't sell war, then a feisty gig at home will have to do. It will probably be another 'kick the can' postponement with hopefully some notable improvements along the way.