Was it the Trump Shutdown or the Schumer Shutdown? That was the key argument over the weekend after Congress brought the US government to a screeching halt. In the end, it proved to be The Short-Lived Shutdown as the Senate overwhelmingly voted to reopen the government, at least until February 8. The short term deal was agreed to by Republicans, Democrats, (and Russian bots). Next time, instead of shutting down the government, we should restart it and zap the p-ram.

+ The big deal between now and February 8 will be the same big deal that led to the shutdown (and the same big deal that has been at the center of discourse during the first year of the Trump era): Immigration and the fate of the Dreamers. Vox has an explainer on the immigration negotiations Congress just gave itself three weeks to complete.

+ Since we’re on the topic, let’s start with a few facts. From Pew: Key findings about US immigrants.

+ And, a reminder that the world is watching. From Bloomberg: America Has a Foreign Tourism Problem.