Unfortunately, we won't be able to escape the federal government shutdown news until it's over. As to be expected, the cover for the next issue of TIME Magazine is shutdown-themed and features a stunning photograph of the White House taken by Brooks Kraft. Kraft spent ten years as White House photographer for TIME and worked six different presidential elections, so he knows his way around the D.C. landmark. The powerful black-and-white photo shows very grim clouds over the White House with the words "Majority Rule." striked through, referencing the tough times that Washington and the Nation at-large are facing because our elected officials can't come to an agreement.
Michael Scherer and Alex Altman wrote an article for the publication that argues that "cooler heads have not prevailed" and that "it's only going to get worse in Washington." Preview the article here and look for this October 14 issue of TIME at your local newstand.