National Edition News Cover for October 18, 2013 - Republicans Sens. Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas walk to the Senate floor to vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and open the federal government. (Associated Press)

National Edition News Cover for October 18, 2013 - Republicans Sens. Mike Lee of Utah (left) and Ted Cruz of Texas walk to the Senate floor to vote on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and open the federal government. (Associated Press)