I am with you, I going to add now. All quite on the political front after a bunch of saber rattling on the Sunday talk shows. They could be working behind the scenes and a settlement could be at hand some time this week.
Washington is a mess but it is representative of the electorate. Unlike anytime in our history before, there are enough voters who had enough of both parties #$%$ and these people are growing into a much larger force - the Tea Party. This group is not crazy like the media and the idiotic President likes to project them as, they are individuals who are very concerned about how this country is going to make it.
I just came back from Portugal and they have a 23% VAT Tax on everything and it's paid by everyone, even for groceries. They also cut pensions to retirees and raised taxes on wages, etc., because they can not afford to finance all the promises they made to all of he people for votes. We're not to far off that path.
As for CLF, it's had a 15% mark down since September 19. Not sure what turns this around. Wonder where it would be without the CR / Budget issue going on in Washington?