Those of us betting that Speaker Boehner really wasn't crazy enough to force the nation to default on its debt, have apparently won:
It's not official yet, but all the indications coming from official channels are that Speaker Boehner will bring to a vote a bill that more or less cleanly raises the debt limit and ends the government shutdown. By doing so, Boehner will finally free so-called Republican moderates to join with Democrats in doing what they've wanted to do all along.
That said, I'll believe it when I actually see it.
Can't wait to read the history of this manufactured crisis. I imagine it will contain all the near catastrophe of The Missiles of October, but without any of the statesmanship.