Campers will be forced to leave Yosemite National Park and other national parks today by 3 p.m. as the effects of the government shutdown enter a third day with no sign of ending. The shutdown could last through negotiations to raise the debt ceiling, which must be done by Oct. 17 so the U.S. does not default on paying its bills. Your quick catch-up guide:
- Shutdown standoff: GOP offers to open more of the government, Dems say all or nothing
- At WWII Memorial, veterans pay tribute but question closure
- Closed signs are clear, except when they arent
- Some lawmakers giving away or withholding pay during shutdown
- Shutdown leaves Wall Street flying blind
Wendy Davis is expected to announce today that she will run for Governor of Texas. The State Senator and her pink shoes became well-known after she fillibustered to prevent abortion restrictions. Davis trails in the polls.