Kicks like a Mule: Senior Republicans told The Washington Post said that they are unlikely to challenge Obama at the risk of another shutdown. "There’s no education in the second kick of the mule," Mitch McConnell told The Post.
Fully Funded: Even though the government shutdown has ended, the federal judiciary is not out of the weeds yet. Todd Ruger examines the judiciary's push to restore $350 million in funding cuts made earlier this year as part of the sequester.
Back to Work: Federal workers returned to the job after 16 days of furlough, the second longest federal shutdown. Many agency workers were greeted with coffee, doughnuts and pep talks from administration officials looking to quell fears of another shutdown.
Strike: Bay Area Rail Transit workers went on strike Friday as talks between the union and management broke down. The two sides were split on the issues of pay and work conditions. The San Francisco Chronicle reports.