After weeks of dysfunction and the threat of default, the President and Congress are trying to pick up the pieces. We’ll look at the challenges—both at home and abroad. Also, President Obama calls for an end to partisanship, and Washington and Colorado legalize marijuana for recreational use.
Banner image: U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY) (R) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) appear at a news conference after bipartisan passage of stopgap budget and debt legislation at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, October 16, 2013. The U.S. Senate approved a deal on Wednesday to end a political crisis that partially shut down the federal government and brought the world's biggest economy to the edge of a debt default that could have threatened financial calamity. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst