It's still not likely, but the odds of a new recession are rising.
The measure raises the debt limit, gives back pay to furloughed federal workers and just barely touches Obamacare.
There might be more people pawning, but fewer people buying.
House Republicans are working on their own plan to end the government shutdown and, at least in its current form, it's pretty reasonable.
It started when business went on the defensive in the 1980s, and then went home, figuring they'd won.
The American system of government requires compromise. And the tea party is making the GOP incapable of compromising.
And they know it.
Veterans not getting benefits. Schools closing. Employees missing paychecks. The shutdown will only get worse the longer it goes.
The burden of the federal government shutdown has not fallen evenly across federal departments.
Since Oct. 1, House Republicans have approved six bills to reopen specific parts of government and have at least eight more on the way.
It's impossible to fully protect human health with half the staff you usually have.
If Tea Party conservatives start facing primary challenges from the center, it could change the incentive structure for all Republicans in Congress.
Where's Obama? Not in this photo of the most important world leaders gathered in Indonesia.
Even increasingly active tech companies figure the debt impasse isn't really their problem.
"This isn't just a matter of inconvenience," says Michelle Langbehn, a 30-year-old mom with a rare cancer. "This is a matter of life or death."
A closer look at what we've actually lost in the shutdown.
Why Washington's political dysfunction could be a big problem for federally-funded museums.
The House voted unanimously to provide back pay for the nearly 800,000 "non-essential" federal workers who have been sent home.
During the shutdown in 1995-'96, it wasn't until businesses started laying people off that the pressure became more acute.
The Obama administration is out this morning with a new report listing all the horrors associated with a fight over the debt ceiling.