Today's Junkie: Debt Ceiling Losers ... And Losers

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), center, is welcomed by her fellow members of the the House of Representatives as she appears on the floor for the first time since her shooting earlier this year.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), center, is welcomed by her fellow members of the the House of Representatives as she appears on the floor for the first time since her shooting earlier this year. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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The children in Washington have stopped their fighting and come to an agreement on the debt ceiling, averting a fiscal calamity, and now everyone is happy and satisfied.

Not.

This week's Political Junkie segment on Talk of the Nation focuses on what President Obama and Congress accomplished, with a look at how, if at all, the perception of Washington has changed. The one brief, shining moment: Gabby Giffords returns to the House floor.

Join substitute host Tony Cox and me today at 2 p.m. ET for the Junkie segment on TOTN, where you can often, but not always, find interesting conversation, useless trivia questions and sparkling jokes. And you can win a Political Junkie T-shirt!

If your local NPR station doesn't carry TOTN, you can always hear the program on the Web or on HD Radio. And if you are a subscriber to XM/Sirius radio, you can find the show there as well (siriusly).

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