Update: 12:30 PM
The deal has been announced in the Senate and Senator Ted Cruz has said he will not try to hold up the vote.
Once Tea Party congressman, when interviewed by Wolf Blitzer, when quizzed as to whether it was important to protect vulnerable Americans from the possible consequences of a default, answered nonsenically that Obamacare was a bigger threat than default. Really? That "reasoning" scares me.
Update: 10:30 PM. Temporary re-open and debt ceiling extension passes.
NFL scores: Senate 81-18 (a blowout)
House 285-144 but without a GOP majority anti-Hastert.