• Karl Frisch of Bullfight Strategies calls in at 9am ET / 6am PT to talk about the last minute deal to reopen the government last night

hartmann• Thom Hartmann calls in at 10:30am ET / 7:30am PT to talk about his film “Last Hours,” about how global warming can lead to extinction

• Bob Cesca of The Daily Banter calls in at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT to tell us the ramifications of the last minute deal yesterday to keep from defaulting

• After 15 days of a government shutdown and on the eve of when the country was set to lose its borrowing authority, Congress passed legislation to fund the government and avert a default Wednesday night. President Obama later signed the bill, officially reopening the government and allowing federal employees to head back to work.

• The bill that President Obama signed last night will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt ceiling through Feb. 7. The bill will also pay furloughed government workers for the time they missed during the shutdown.

• Newark Mayor Cory Booker won a special election Wednesday to represent New Jersey in the U.S. Senate, giving the rising Democratic star a bigger political stage after a race against conservative Steve Lonegan, a former small-town mayor.