The day centered on a quote attributed to an unnamed source. But one thing President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner could agree on: Nobody's winning in Washington.
What has already been a strange and scary work week in the nation's capital, came to a close with a shocking incident on the National Mall: For reasons we don't yet know, witnesses say a man doused himself with gasoline and then set himself on fire.
Herman Wallace, 71, survived 40 years in solitary confinement for the killing of a guard. A judge overturned his conviction and set him free on Tuesday, saying he had not received a fair trial.