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1:20 PM ET, September 26, 2013

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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low  —  Republicans ambivalent about movement, while most Democrats oppose it  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As Washington braces for another budget showdown, this time with the threat of defunding the new healthcare law in the mix, the key political force pushing …
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
On Obamacare, Republicans get in their own way  —  When Dwight Eisenhower asked Gen. Georgy Zhukov how the Red Army cleared minefields, Zhukov replied that it marched through them.  Being profligate with lives is a perquisite of command and a luxury of those with an abundance of lives at their command.
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Daily Kos
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion:
Opposition to Tea Party drops to near-record low  —  That's not the headline you will see, of course.  —  Instead, Gallup headlines its story about its most recent polling to emphasize the negative about Tea Party support, Tea Party Support Dwindles to Near-Record Low.
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Cruz, Tea Party Hero, Rankles Senate G.O.P. Colleagues
Paige Winfield Cunningham / Politico:
W.H. official: Don't expect wave of enrollment
Discussion: Hot Air, Reuters and National Review
Michael Walsh / National Review:
What We Just Saw  —  In the aftermath of Senator Ted Cruz's …
Discussion: New York Times
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Bloomberg:
Americans Reject by 61% Obama Demand for Clean Debt Vote  —  Americans by a 2-to-1 ratio disagree with President Barack Obama's contention that Congress should raise the U.S. debt limit without conditions.  —  Instead, 61 percent say that it's “right to require spending cuts when the debt ceiling …
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Jonathan Strong / National Review:
Revealed: The House GOP's Debt-Ceiling Plan  —  Below is an outline of the GOP's debt-ceiling bill obtained by National Review Online.  The document originated with the House Appropriations Committee staff and is dated yesterday.  A GOP-leadership aide says there are some differences between …
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic Online:
You Really Ought to Be More Terrified of the Debt Ceiling  —  The truly scary thing about blowing through the debt limit isn't what we think will happen.  It's that we actually have no idea what will happen.  —  Sen. Ted Cruz's 21-hour soliloquy was rightly criticized (or, characterized) …
Politico:
Republicans shun shutdown but flirt with default
Jonathan Allen / Politico:
A final pitch for Obamacare
Discussion: VodkaPundit
New York Times:
Obama's Approval Rating Matches Two-Year Low, Poll Shows
Discussion: Hot Air and Bloomberg
Michael C. Bender / Bloomberg:
Democrat Manchin Breaks Ranks to Back Mandate Delay  —  U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia broke ranks with fellow Democrats and said he'd support a stopgap spending plan that delays the individual mandate in President Barack Obama's health-care law.  —  “There's no way I could not vote for it …
Politico:
Another Obamacare delay  —  The Obama administration is delaying another piece of Obamacare - this time postponing online enrollment in some of the small-business exchanges scheduled to open Oct. 1, sources tell POLITICO.  —  Small businesses looking to enroll in coverage on so-called SHOP exchanges run …
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Sam Baker / The Hill:
DC delays key pieces of ObamaCare exchange
Michael Barbaro / New York Times:
Now Revealed by Stripper: Booker's Twitter Messages  —  Mayor Cory A. Booker has a high schooler's affinity for Twitter, reveling in its ceaseless flow of affirmation and infinite space for self-promotion.  —  But the occasional perils of his reliance on the social media service became evident …
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Nikki Schwab / US News:
Comedian Arrested After Punching Journalist Josh Rogin at D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity Competition  —  This year's D.C.'s Funniest Celebrity contest may go down as the most memorable and not for what was going on onstage.  Comedy headliner Dan Nainan — a professional comedian who in the past …
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The Reliable Source:
Comedian Dan Nainan arrested after journalist punched in face over tweets  —  By The Reliable Source, Published: September 26 at 12:17 am  —  A Washington journalist was punched in the face late Wednesday, apparently over some wisecracks he made over Twitter — which doesn't happen nearly as often as you might think in this town.
Discussion: Hit & Run, FishbowlDC, Mediaite and Poynter
Jon.Ralston / Ralston Reports:
“If I had to do it over again, I wouldn't let these people run my bathwater”  —  In one of the more remarkable television interviews with a politician I have ever seen, ex-Rep. Shelley Berkley eviscerated her U.S. Senate campaign staff for bottling her up, not having a strategy and being too paranoid.
Discussion: Post Politics
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
If John Boehner Knows What's Good For Him, He'll Shut Down the Government  —  What the hell is John Boehner thinking?  I don't mean that strictly in a rhetorical sense, though it's hard not to slap your head when you see the most powerful Republican in the country lurching from one cockamamie strategy to another.
Ed Kilgore / Washington Monthly:
Equivalency Formula Works Wonders  —  In using rather extreme language (I suppose “an evil child's wish list for Santa” is kind of extreme) for Boehner's debt limit bill, I somehow failed to account for the magic Equivalency Formula whereby all GOP demands are by definition no less unreasonable than Democratic demands.
Discussion: The Plum Line
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
Let ObamaCare Collapse  —  Congress can't kill the entitlement state.  Only the American people can.  —  What the GOP's Defund-ObamaCare Caucus is failing to see is that ObamaCare is no longer just ObamaCare.  It is about something that is beyond the reach of a congressional vote.
Michael Day / The Independent:
‘I would never use homosexual couples in my adverts’: Barilla pasta brand faces boycott after boss's comments spark backlash  —  Gay rights groups are calling for a boycott of the world's biggest pasta maker Barilla after the company's chairman said he would never use homosexual couples in his advertisements.
John Kartch / Americans for Tax Reform RSS:
IRS Watchdog: $67 Million Missing from Obamacare Slush Fund  —  The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent from a slush fund established for Obamacare implementation, according to a TIGTA report released today.  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. - The IRS is unable to account for $67 million spent …
Irin Carmon / msnbc.com:
Marissa Alexander will get a new trial  —  Marissa Alexander, the African-American woman who was sentenced to 20 years for discharging a firearm in Florida despite pleading Stand Your Ground against her husband, will get a new trial.  Alexander, 32, said she fired a bullet at the ceiling because she was afraid of her husband.
 
 
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Drew Altman / Reuters:
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Discussion: CNN, BillMoyers.com and ThinkProgress
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New York Times:
Iran's Leader, Denouncing Holocaust, Stirs Dispute
Tom Kludt / Talking Points Memo:
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