House Republicans are floating a plan that would include a short term debt limit increase. That could mean six more weeks of bickering. But at least the United States will be able to make payments to all these holders of U.S. Treasury debt.

+ Will that end the government shutdown? That’s unclear. Until we know, the U.S. Park Police should let Chris Cox go ahead an mow the lawn.

+ At this moment, these nine companies have more cash on hand than the U.S. government.