The government is open. The debt limit is lifted. The fight is over. But in every fight, there are winners and losers, and this fight is no exception. Here's a look at who won and who lost during the shutdown/debt ceiling crisis:
Sen. Harry Reid (Winner) -- The Senate majority leader didn't blink. He engaged in high-stakes negotiations and refused to accept a deal that would cut government spending or dissect the president's health care reform law. Ultimately, the negotiations took place on his terms.
Speaker John Boehner (Loser) -- Boehner just can't catch a break. He might have one of the least-wanted jobs in the nation. He tried to appease House conservatives by demanding the president's health care law be defunded. All he got in return was a government shutdown for which the country largely blames him.
President Barack Obama (Winner) -- From the beginning, Obama refused to negotiate. He held firm, and nothing significant was changed to his health care law. According to public opinion polls, he's also receiving the least amount of blame for Washington's dysfunction.
Sen. Ted Cruz (Winner and Loser) -- The tea party wing of the Republican Party now has its candidate in 2016. However, Cruz made SO many enemies within his own party during the last month that it’s hard to imagine it doesn't come back to bite him if/when he runs for president in three years.
Sen. Mitch McConnell (Winner) -- Say what you will about the Senate minority leader, but he knows how to close deals. What’s interesting about McConnell’s decision to play such a central role in the final deal after staying in the background for much of the fight is that it reveals he is less worried about his primary challenge in 2014 than many people thought.
Establishment Republicans (Losers) -- Republicans appear as fractured as ever. In a meeting with the House GOP on Wednesday evening, leadership implored their members to stay united. It was a unifying moment for the GOP, but the question is how long it will last. As for public perception, the Republicans are taking most of the blame for the entire crisis.
Sen. Susan Collins (Winner) -- The moderate Maine Republican refused to wait for political leaders to announce a deal, and she began talking to senators on both sides of the aisle. Although her talks didn't result in the final agreement, it precipitated talks between Senate leaders after Boehner and Obama's efforts hit a brick wall.
Tea party (Loser) -- One of the tea party's main priorities is to dismantle Obama's health care law. Their demands led to the shutdown of the government, yet the final deal barely touched the health care law. Public opinion of the grass-roots movement also continues to fall.
Twitter (Winner) -- The social media giant again proved itself as an indispensable tool in keeping up with all of the happenings on the Hill. Republicans even used the hashtag #Time4Solutions as their shutdown "slogan" at one point.
Barry Black (Winner) -- Did you even know the name of the Senate chaplain before this mess? Now Black -- thanks to his prayers at the opening of each Senate session -- is a minor celebrity. Even Harry Reid praised Black as a "voice of stability, a voice of inspiration" before he announced the shutdown deal.
Sen. Marco Rubio (Loser) -- He tried to sidle into the spotlight whenever Cruz spoke to the press during the shutdown, but otherwise his contribution was noticeable by its absence. Once a likely tea party favorite for president, Rubio has fallen a long way in a short time.
Chris Christie (Winner) -- The New Jersey governor's lambasting of Republicans in Washington during the debate over relief funds for victims of Hurricane Sandy looks even better in light of the latest debacle, and further boosts his chance for a presidential run in 2016.
Democrats (Winners) -- When the focus is on their politically fractured Republican rivals, it's easy to appear united and (mostly) innocent. But Democrats didn't come out of this scot-free. A CNN/ORC poll earlier this month found that 57 percent of respondents were angry at Democrats for the way they were handling the shutdown.
Health care reform law (Winner) -- While pretty much everyone acknowledges the rollout of "Obamacare" was a disaster, but news of the shutdown dominated headlines and pushed news of any problems to the back pages. The law also survived challenges by Cruz and other Republicans.
Rep. Paul Ryan (Winner) -- The head of the House Budget Committee swept in and changed the tenor of the debate. He simultaneously opened the negotiating door with the president and effectively brought House Republicans closer to a unified position. But conservative activists were not pleased. Ryan, who was once a conservative hero as recently as one year ago, finished dead last in the Values Voter Summit straw poll.
Sen. Rand Paul (Winner) -- You barely heard from the Kentucky senator during this debate, and there was a reason for that. By staying largely silent, Paul preserved the possibility that he could be a hybrid 2016 candidate with tea party and establishment backing.
Our system of government (Loser) -- Does anyone think this is how our government should work? Does anyone think we won’t be right back in this mess early next year? The government has proven over and over in the last few years that it is simply incapable of doing big things or, if we are being honest, even medium things.
National Zoo panda cam (Winner) -- The American people went two weeks without their beloved panda cam. In that brief time, the giant pandas had their privacy restored and enjoyed some peace and quiet away from prying eyes.
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