I slipped away for a bit this morning (Simchat Torah!); I'll have more later, but for now here's the elsewhere stuff:
Filibustering something that gets a 100-0 vote (true whether or not Cruz's speech counts as a "filibuster" is the signature Senate Republican move.
No, the media isn’t out to get poor Ted Cruz
More on Cruz and the post-policy mainstream Republicans
Way back on Tuesday, I said we probably still won't get a shutdown. We'll see...
And of course, nobody cares about the deficit