From the Washington Post:

Back-Pay Bill Hits a Snag in Senate

From FOX: Exclusive Video: Vet Protesters Remove Barricades at DC Memorials

From CNN:

House GOP to offer own shutdown plan, with Obamacare changes

From WATE News:

Shutdown deal in sight? Reid, McConnell optimistic

From WRCB News of Chattanooga:

Nearly 400 TN Labor Department workers furloughed

Senate GOP eyes proposed deal as outlines emerge

The New American Center: Why our nation isn’t as divided as we think

Lawmakers hope to reopen Smokies by the end of the week

From Politico:

Industry presses W.H. for broad deal

What Barack Obama, Republicans get with a deal

Sarah Palin: Barack Obama flirts with impeachment

From WBIR News:

Lawmakers hope to reopen Smokies by the end of the week

According to WBIR Facebook post:

AP: Sen. Bob Corker says a plan could be finalized later today to reopen the government through Jan. 15 and raise the government’s borrowing limit at least until mid-February.
The plan comes out of discussions between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and GOP leader Mitch McConnell.