A hint of assent on debt ceiling: The first cracks seemed to appear in House Republican resolve to use the federal debt limit as a bargaining chip over President Obama's health care law and other GOP priorities. Noah Bierman reports.
Congressional pay, health care benefits under scrutiny: Paychecks for lawmakers, which continue to flow amid the government shutdown, have been the subject of political criticism and mockery all week. Tracy Jan reports.
A nicely packaged gift from Menino: Mayor Menino's transition blog will leave his successor with what should be the best practical guide to municipal government. Lawrence Harmon details the blog.
NIH website to open, enabling patients to again enter trials: The website, which facilitates patients seeking experimental treatments in clinical trials, was shuttered because of the government shutdown. Deborah Kotz reports.