For our Afternoon Links, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and news websites for a roundup of news and opinion from Alexandria, Virginia and around the area. Here are five (5) news items that caught our eye.
In the News
Mild tonight and Monday before showers and cooler weather move in We’ve been socked in with clouds much of the day, but highs still managed to reach the upper 50s to low 60s. The mild air sticks around tonight and, nicely enough, into tomorrow as well. Consider taking a trip outside on your lunch break tomorrow with temperatures poised to rise into the 60s. (CWG)
Divides deepen on day 2 of the federal government shutdown The government shutdown went into a second day Sunday with recriminations deepening between the parties and with no sign of progress towards ending the impasse. (CNN)
On day 2, here are seven (7) key players to watch Republicans and Democrats are in a stalemate as the government shutdown stretches into its second day. (USA Today)
Moderate Senators looking to end the impasse Centrist senators racing to strike a deal to end the government shutdown expressed optimism Sunday that they were close to an agreement — but it was unclear whether they would be able to secure the support of leadership to end the impasse. (WaPo)
The DMV knows a thing or two about government shutdowns Washington-area residents and elected officials tried to prepare Friday for the effects of a federal government shutdown, a familiar possibility that keeps thousands of residents from being paid, costs contractors serious money and leaves restaurants and businesses with far fewer customers. (Virginia Politics)
Photo of the Day
Sunsets are awesome in our area.