Hey, patriots. Washington is getting back to basics.
For the first time in 21 years, we had a real, old-fashioned filibuster, whereby a senator actually stood on his feet for nearly 13 hours without a bathroom break!
President Barack Obama took a dozen Republican senators out to a swanky hotel for a dinner dubbed a chew-and-chat and picked up the tab!
The next day, he invited the top House Democrat and Republican who work on budget issues to lunch at the White House!
The House voted not to shut down the government!