Best of The Week 10/11/13

Eric Scheiner
By Eric Scheiner | October 11, 2013 | 4:29 PM EDT

It was a strange and interesting week to look back on for the Best of The Week.

On Monday the General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a contract to buy some mechanical bulls, but a few days after a story on the contract was published - a cancellation notice was made. A spokesman for the Utah National Guard which solicited the mechanical bulls says, there were glitches in the ordering process so no contract was actually ever drawn up. He calls the publication of the contract "a series of unfortunate events."

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has closed his own Senate offices after having apparently determined that the staff he ordinarily uses to run them are "non-essential" government employees. To inform people his office is closed, there is a phone voice message informing people that his staff will not be returning calls or emails.

It’s not only Sen. Reid’s office phones not being answered. When asked by whether he has read all 10,535 pages of final Obamacare regulations published so far in the Federal Register, Reid would not answer.

Who's To Blame For The Shutdown? That was the question MRCTV asked of D.C. tourists. The answers may surprise you.

House Republicans say they'll go for a temporary extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for President Obama and Democrats to talk about the nation's pressing problems.

What about reopening the government if the president doesn't do anything about Obamacare?

"If ands and buts were candy and nuts, every day would be Christmas," Boehner says.


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