Good, bad, ugly...
Crisis averted, for now.
As negotiations between Democrats and Republicans stalled over the weekend, Harry Reid and Senate Democrats have decided that they're not really feeling a clean debt ceiling increase any more.
The politics of cynicism
Drama in the wee hours.
Obstructing to victory.
But why are Democrats smiling?
A government shutdown on Tuesday is now looking increasingly likely, as House Republicans plan to attach two amendments to a stopgap spending bill on Saturday that would delay Obamacare by one year and permanently repeal its medical device tax.
Civility strikes again.
Infighting benefits the Left.
President Obama will sign a bill this week that keeps the government running through the fiscal year but it's a bill that he would rather not approve because it also means at least some massive spending cuts. CBS News' Bill Plante reports.
As a corporate budgeter, I learned decades ago that only a few people can look at an organization's money, corporation's money or someone else's money and spend it as if it were their own money -- i.e., very deliberately, based on the priorities and values of the organization.
Although it hasn't made much news, what with the world missing a Pope, the Senate missing an on-the-floor bathroom, Venezuela missing a President, and President Hamid Karzai missing a press conference with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel; but President Barack Obama has missed the deadline for producing a budget document for the United States.