Government shutdown: it's over, let's talk about it

With the shutdown over, Politico put together an analysis. Suzy Khimm at MSNBC said, “McConnell leaned heavily on Lamar Alexander, who's also close with Schumer, brushing aside Susan Collins.” Peter Wade with Fast Company wrote, “‘John, what happened?’ Obama asked. ‘I got overrun, that’s what happened,’ Boehner said.” Sabrina Siddiqui at Huffington Post suggested: “Unleash the tick tocks.”

Back to more important news, Time Magazine reveals that Ted Cruz Failed To Disclose Ties To Caribbean Holding Company. Michael Scherer there wrote, “TIME Scoop: Sen. Ted Cruz admits he failed to disclose Caribbean investment in British Virgin Islands by @calabresim.” Glenn Thrush with Politico suggested: “Gift from Ted's 99 non-pals?” David Montalvo at CNBC put it more succinctly, “Sen. Ted Cruz potentially violated ethics rule.”

In other Congressional news, Jill Lawrence at National Journal tackles The Truthiness of Rand Paul and tweeted of it: “Can Rand Paul transform the GOP? Or will ‘truthiness’ get in his way? My @nationaljournal cover story.” Shane Goldmacher there called it, “Another winning @nationaljournal cover.” Walter Shapiro from Yahoo! News said, “While others theorize on Rand Paul's future, @JillDLawrence went to KY and got an epic quote: ‘Misinformation works.’”

Maggie Haberman at Politico took one step back to share Donors' mounting frustration with the GOP. Mike Zapler there wrote, “Strain between big donors and GOP mounts. DC lawmakers to wall st: 'We don't care.'” Jim Rutenberg at the New York Times said, “Food for thought from @maggiepolitico: & Anna Palmer: Some donors are looking to go it alone, like Paul Singer…” Emma Gilbey Keller from the Guardian added, “This fascinating piece by @maggiepolitico takes the pulse of Republican donors.”

Going back to the root of shutdown, Huffington Post’s Jeffrey Young writes that Obamacare Website Failure Threatens Health Coverage For Millions Of Americans. Zach Carter there wrote, “The Obamacare website is turning into Healthcare HAM.” Charles Ornstein with ProPublica said, “This lede, oy: A broken website imperils the largest expansion of the American safety net since the Great Society.” Dylan Scott at Talking Points Memo tweeted this quote from the piece: "The fix might be to take it down and start over,” and added, “Yikes.” Lachlan Markay at the Washington Free Beacon added, “If denying health coverage is tantamount to killing people, this is basically Obama's Katrina, no?”

From the Wall Street Journal, Christopher Weaver and Louise Radnofsky were also on the story with Health Website Woes Widen as Insurers Get Wrong Data. Weaver wrote, “Latest problems: Guy signed up for 3 plans; guy has 3 spouses; family has no county of residence; etc.” Josh Dawsey there explained, “Another problem with the federal health care exchange: Even if you sign up, data is not transmitted correctly.” Scott Hensley at NPR called it, “Exchange woes.” Danielle Ivory from Bloomberg News said, “Technical problems w/ Obamacare website extend further than its traffic & minor glitches. It's generating false dates.” Charles Ornstein with ProPublica added, “HHS isn't talking, tells insurers not to comment publicly.”

In all this shutdown business, we nearly forgot about our other favorite villain - the banking industry. Don’t worry, you can read about the creepy capital efficiency of Goldman's cafeteria thanks to John Carney at CNBC. Tim Fernholz from Quartz wrote, “Goldman Sachs is manipulating the lunch markets!” Matthew Klein at Bloomberg News tweeted this quote from the story: “How can you be trusted to trade bonds if you can't be trusted to buy lunch at the best price?" Emily Peck from Huffington Post asked the really important question: “But what kind of food do they serve????”

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