A Page 1 Problem For Congressional Conservatives

10/01/2013 09:24 am ET | Updated Oct 01, 2013

WASHINGTON -- Readers of newspapers -- yes, they still exist -- woke up Tuesday morning to dueling headlines. The shutdown of the federal government dominated front pages, with many papers looking into how the situation would reverberate locally.

But the opening of the health care exchanges under Obamacare was the other big story, one that received a mix of positive and skeptical coverage but still found its way on to the front page.

These headlines certainly weren't what many conservatives had in mind a few weeks ago, when they plotted to delay or alter the health care law through a protracted showdown over the budget. Obamacare survived the showdown. The government didn't.

Today's front pages tell that story. A few of them, taken from the Newseum's website, are below:

Amanda Terkel contributed reporting.

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