Winners and losers of the federal shutdown
Now that the government has reopened and the debt-ceiling crisis is resolved (for now), we assess how the 16-day shutdown affected the fortunes of players in Washington.
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President Barack Obama ended all doubt about whether his signature achievement, the Affordable Care Act, will survive, and he may have managed to break the House GOP of its habit of government by crisis. His approval ratings are down but not as much as his opponents¿, and it certainly helps his prospects for getting anything done in the last three years of his presidency to have shown strength and won.