The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation's history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
Fall feels different this year. For one thing, so far I've spent too much of it inside. I missed the Harvest Moon rising over the lake. I forgot to send Martha Hammond the first red leaf I saw along my road.
Losing a hard-fought battle confers no dishonor, but losing a badly chosen battle is embarrassing.
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