Did you know that the United States Federal Government has shut down 17 times since 1976? That also must be the number of times that the Republicans have pushed the Obama administration to the verge of shutdown—just to be saved at the last minute. This is how Washington may stop it this time.

By the way, did you know that "the 27th amendment protects the salaries of the House and Senate" in the event of a Federal shutdown? Fun!