Well, it appears the shutdown/debt limit/cluster**** crisis will be over by sometime this evening. Note: we said it appears that way. In the meantime, click away:
From The Atlantic Wire: The official compilation of the glorious shutdown's best moments
From Business Insider: Ted Cruz joins the surrender caucus
From the Houston Chronicle: We'd like to take back our Ted Cruz endorsement
From The New York Times: Obama won the debt ceiling fight because he lost in 2011
From Wonkblog: If Ted Cruz didn't exist, Democrats would have to invent him
From New York: Will Debt-Ceiling Extortion Ever Return?
Those are the links. This is a lynx...
But wait! There's more! Here's a few tracks to kick off your Shutdown Shutdown Party!
Bonnie Tyler - I Need a Hero
Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer
Europe - The Final Countdown
If the compromise bill to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling passes the House tonight as expected, click here:
If the deal is derailed for some reason, this will be better: