Obama Signs Bill to End Partial Shutdown, Hike Debt Ceiling

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After all the bickering and grandstanding, the billions lost and trust squandered, it was much ado about nothing.

President Obama Responds to Senate’s Passage of Shutdown-Ending Bill

President Barack Obama

The partial government shutdown’s finally over. The debt ceiling debacle has been averted. Obamacare remains virtually unscathed.

The hardline House Republicans, whose opposition to the President’s signature healthcare law set this all in motion, got pretty much zip — except maybe their reputations marred.

“To say we as Republicans left a lot on the table would be one of the biggest understatements in American political history,” Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina tweeted.

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