Two Chicago-area sports journalists gathered the tweets directed at them and asked men to read them to their faces. The result went viral.
This morning, Senate Democrats are meeting with President Obama to discuss a possible stopgap debt deal.
This came after a long evening meeting between President Obama and about 20 House Republicans.
The House members presented the President with an offer to pass a temporary extension of the debt ceiling in exchange for substantive negotiations on the budget.
This plan would not address the partial government shutdown that began last week.