Sunday, October 13, 2013

Sunday Funday: 10/13/13 News

Five days before the debt ceiling is reached and the Government remains shuttered. The House has adjourned until Monday, spinning their WH discussions as they left. The Senate has the ball. They couldn't garner 60 votes to invoke cloture and pass a motion to extend the debt ceiling until the end of 2014 and reopen Government. Sen. Reid has rejected Sen. Collins bipartisan proposal, although the sides are still talking. It's time to move the obstructionists out of the way and find a path to a deal.

The debate has shifted from the Affordable Care Act to spending cuts and those who closed the Government look to save face. With a Federal Holiday Monday, we'll have to wait and see how the markets react if there is no deal by Tuesday. Hint: After the shut down the markets were down most of the first seven trading sessions. When word leaked that the sides were talking and a deal might be had, key indices were up 2% on Thursday and close to 1% on Friday.

For Wojo: Marine layer giving way to sunny skies, light breeze, high in the low 70s.

What I'm reading today:

Nurses: Five most deathbed regrets:

On the lack of compassion:

Cook Partisan Voter Index:

Upset Saturday: Mizzu over GA, Utes over Stanford, PSU over Mich (4 OTs!), Texas over OU, WI over Northwestern. Tide, Ducks roll, Clemson, A&M, Texas Tech, among others survive.

MLB: For the first time in history, two 1-0 playoff games in the same day. Cards take a 2-0 lead as the series shifts to LA on Monday. Tigers Annibel Sanchez has 12Ks and 6BBs in six no-hit innings leading five pitchers to a 1-0, one hit shutout of the Red Sox. Game 2 today.

Lots of interesting games today. Buffalo just scored on a Thaddeus Lewis QB draw - the first time the Bengals have given up a TD on their first drive in 22 games! 10-7 Bengals early. I had tickets to the game. #shutdown #dearcongress

Sunday Funday!

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