The government is open. Will anything change or get done? If Ted Cruz is the darling of the Tea Party, where is the Tea Party going? Paul Krugman writes in the New York Times that we are on a road to nowhere. Some say Democrats and the White House are winning the news cycle, but may be losing the policy war. Will Obamacare succeed? Loosening Iran sanctions.
Banner image: A National Park worker removes a closed sign at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after it was re-opened to the public in Washington October 17, 2013. The White House moved quickly early on Thursday to get the U.S. government back up and running after a 16-day shutdown, directing hundreds of thousands of workers to return to work. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque