[President Obama] won in the sense that he prevented people from doing something bad. It’s not like he gained anything or that the country gained anything…. So, if someone tried to mug you and you fend them off, I guess you could call that a win.
Mother Jones’ David Corn talking about the shutdown on today’s To the Point
House Democrats remained confused and angry.
From the NYT.
The Senate has reached a bipartisan deal to reopen the government and extend US borrowing authority.
Until recently, asking what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its debt was like asking what unicorns like to eat for breakfast. It was simply an exercise in absurdity – a question whose answers lay outside the realm of possibility.
New York Magazine
paints a hypothetical
portrait of what could happen if the US starts defaulting on its debt