With government shutdown averted, Obama visits the Lincoln Memorial 

Visitors to the Lincoln Memorial on this grey Saturday were surprised by a visit from President Obama, who seemed pleased that the national monument was open.

"I just wanted to say, real quick, that because Congress was able to settle its differences, that's why this place is open today, and everybody is able to enjoy their visit," Obama said. "And that's the kind of future cooperation I hope we have going forward," he added. "Because this is what America is all about: Everybody from different places enjoying those things that bind us together.

Jake Tapper suggested the visit was a 'Victory Lap,' while the Wall Street Journal described it as a campaign stop. 

Either way, it was clear that the president was enjoying the cheering crowds and the bi-partisan moment.

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