While there's no deal in the offing to bring an end to the government shutdown, it's already apparent what the political situation will be after there is one. Here's four things to expect.
House Speaker John Boehner may be thinking of raising the debt ceiling with the help of some Democratic votes – via a bill that includes tweaks to Obamacare, a tax-reform plan, and some reductions in entitlements.
Pope Francis inherited a Catholic church fraught with scandal and internal squabbles. Can a new rhetoric of compassion and acceptance reignite the faithful's devotion to the papacy?