Just a few short hours ago President Obama signed legislation into law that re-opened the government.
Crisis averted, for now.
National security vs. politics.
Jonathan Jarvis, the Director of the National Park Service, cited the inability to maintain security as the primary reason for shutting down federal properties, including the open air WWII veterans' memorial. His statement at a recent Congressional hearing directly contradicts several earlier reports suggesting that extra security staff members were hired during the shutdown to erect and police barriers and that they were told to be as obstructive as possible.
Hope and change.
Good for you, Father.