Budget cuts, healthcare and family planning were the major stumbling blocks to keeping the government running. As we wait to find out what kept it open, we hear different views of who won what both sides agree was just a preliminary confrontation. Also, Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo arrested, and France's law against the Muslim burka went into effect today, but not without protest.
Banner image: Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) (L) speaks as Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) listens April 7, 2011 at the White House in Washington, DC. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images