More platitudes is what we would expect. More boiler-plate 'working hard', 'looking for compromise', 'rising above' rhetoric when deep down inside we all know the two parties are as far apart as ever. What will matter as Speaker Boehner talks - live webcast below - is how the algos inspect the flashing red headlines. Then, and only then, can us mere humans know what to think. Equities are limping back higher in anticipation after rising on macro data and falling on Van Hollen's comments.