From Policymic on the incremental re-instating government services:
Why You Shouldn’t Expect a Compromise On the Government Shutdown Anytime Soon
Don’t get your hopes up about a compromise on the government shutdown anytime soon. The Pentagon has decided to bring 350,000 employees back to work and the House has votedunanimously (no, I’m not kidding) to pay furloughed workers when they return. This is great news for government employees and the economy, but it also means Congress won’t feel much pressure to strike a deal on the budget. And to make matters worse, the leaders in Congress are sticking to their guns: House Speaker John Boehner says he won’t approve a budget or raise the debt ceiling unless Obama puts off his health care law.
• The dirty secret of the government shutdown – it was in the works for months (NY Times).
• Everything you need to know to get caught up on the government shutdown (WaPo).