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Partial government shutdown ends but Washington's work just begins
WASHINGTON -- The partial government shut down is over but the work in Washington has just begun.
The federal government is shaking off the shutdown cob webs as more people
Get back to work and more parks re-open.
Congress averted a major crisis this time - but the next one could be just around the corner
This week's deal re-opened the government but the funding only goes through January 15, extended the nation's credit limit but only until February 7
Texas Senator Ted Cruz was front and center - He rallied conservatives in the fight against Obamacare that triggered the shutdown.
And in an exclusive interview with ABC's Jon Karl, he wouldn't rule out going another round - even if that meant another shutdown.
Karl: So you would do it again?
Cruz: I would do anything, and I will continue to do anything I can, to stop the trainwreck that is Obamacare.
On Wednesday night, President Obama said emphatically - there will not be a repeat of this in the new year.
His spokesman was asked - how can he be so confident?
The outcome here was, again, good for no one, and in particularly -- in particular not good for the American people and the American economy
Things continue to get back to normal across the country.
Furloughed workers were back on the job at South Dakota's Mount Rushmore
But for those of us in the national parks, they are not jobs they are our passions.
And here in Washington - the National Zoo opened with great fanfare