The government shut down early Friday morning thanks to Rand Paul, before Congress passed a bipartisan two-year budget deal hours later. The Kentucky Tea Party senator had demanded a vote on an amendment to keep the budget caps in place in objection to to the bill’s massive spending increases.
In his first show back on the road since May 2015 following a sex assault scandal, Bill Cosby played with a jazz band in front of a friendly crowd in his hometown of Philly. Cosby told stories and talked about his childhood but declined to discuss his upcoming retrial.
Joe Biden told Oprah that he regrets not becoming president; he planned to run but was grieving the loss of his son. Later, he also attacked Trump, saying the political climate president Trump has created “is eating at the fabric of this country.”