Morning Must Reads: October 17

In the news: The shutdown ends, what's next for Congress, and TIME's new issue

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • Government Reopens: “The Senate and the House voted late Wednesday to fund agencies, call hundreds of thousands of civil servants back to work and raise the $16.7 trillion debt limit.” [Washington Post]
  •  Politico declares, “Obama Wins”
  • Businesses Voice Frustration with GOP [WSJ]
  • During the House vote last night, a staffer was dragged from the floor while screaming about God. [The Hill]
  • Also, check out some of the front pages from around the country. [Newseum]
  • On to the Next Crisis: Why Congress Learned Nothing From the Shutdown: “It may be a while before the GOP again shutters the government in a flight of fantasy or drags the U.S. this close to economic calamity. But the political dynamics that produced the debacle suggest the dysfunction is here to stay. In fact, Congress is likelier than not to repeat the epic clash mere months from now, before government funding expires once again on Jan. 15.” [TIME]
  • Now that the shutdown has ended, Congress is preparing to take on the “train wreck” that is the Affordable Care Act. [Politico]
  • Speaking of Obamacare, the New York Times reports many of the people who are getting through the glitchy exchange websites are experiencing issues with the search functions [NYT]
  • Furloughed federal workers are expected to head back to work for the first time in 17 days, but many wonder “How will we know?” [CNN]
  • Newark mayor Cory Booker won the New Jersey Senate special election last night, taking 55% of the vote. [The Hill]
  • GQ profiles Anthony Weiner

And what’s prettier in print this week: