Senate reaches deal to end shutdown, avoid default - CNN.com
Senate leaders on Wednesday worked out a deal to reopen the government and avoid a potential U.S. default as soon as midnight, sources told CNN's Dana Bash and Ted Barrett.
Also, not verified but...Exact details of the Senate plan were not known. Nor was it clear how the Senate and House would proceed in considering the measure.
Which, I have to confess, I don't actually understand at all. But on the face of it I'm guessing it means poor people have more hoops to jump through. Shocker.It also would set up budget negotiations between the House and Senate for a long-term spending plan, and would include a provision to strengthen verification measures for people seeking government subsidies under Obama's signature health care reforms.