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10:20 PM ET, September 30, 2013

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Jonathan Strong / National Review:
Moderates Revolt Over CR  —  For almost three years, the story in the House has been about Speaker John Boehner's restive right flank causing him problems.  But Republican moderates have apparently had enough.  —  In what is by far their boldest stand since the GOP took control of the House in 2010 …
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Byron York / Washington Examiner:
How 30 House Republicans are forcing the Obamacare fight  —  CONGRESS OBAMACARE JOHN BOEHNER HEALTH CARE STENY HOYER RAUL LABRADOR GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN  —  There are 233 Republicans in the House.  Insiders estimate that three-quarters of them, or about 175 GOP lawmakers, are willing …
NationalJournal.com:
State of Play: Republicans Getting Wobbly on a Government Shutdown  —  The most important updates on the brewing government shutdown.  —  The government will shut down at midnight unless Democrats and Republicans reach a budget deal to keep it open, but with just hours to go, the two sides remain very far apart.
Igor Bobic / Talking Points Memo:
Cruz Offers To Donate Salary To Charity If ‘Reid Forces’ Shutdown  —  This post has been updated.  —  Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced Monday his intention to donate his congressional salary to charity for each day government remains closed, pinning blame for any potential shutdown …
Politico:
Government shutdown: House GOP leaders huddle  —  House Speaker John Boehner and his leadership team will meet twice Monday morning, as House Republicans mull how - and if - they will avoid a government shutdown.  —  The Senate is expected to reject House-passed legislation that would keep …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
House Dems make counteroffer to GOP: We'll accept sequester cuts  —  House Democratic leaders said Monday they'll accept the sequester cuts as part of a short-term spending bill to prevent a government shutdown.  —  The lawmakers framed their concession as a counteroffer …
Discussion: Politico
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:
House GOP Signals Shutdown With Yet Another Anti-Obamacare Vote  —  In a move that would make a government shutdown all but inevitable, House Republicans intend to pass yet another bill Monday night to undermine Obamacare, just hours before a midnight deadline to keep the government open.
Jonathan Strong / National Review:
Moderate Threat Fizzles  —  The size of a bloc of GOP moderates ready to bring down a vote on the House floor over the government funding bill shriveled from 25 lawmakers on Saturday to just two when the House voted just now to pass the rule.  —  New York Representative Peter King …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate rejects House funding bill with government shutdown in clear sight
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
12 Republicans Vote ‘Nay’ On House GOP Anti-Obamacare Bill
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: Congress trying to ‘extract a ransom’
Discussion: Bloomberg and THEROOT.COM
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
5 things to know today about the government shutdown
TIME:
Hidden Hand: How Heritage Action Drove DC To Shut Down
New York Times:
Government Near Broad Shutdown in Budget Impasse
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
House passes new shutdown bill to force Congress to abide by Obamacare
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Shutdown looms as House GOP tries again on ObamaCare
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Shutdown would be GOP's fault  —  Washington (CNN) — If the federal government shuts down starting Tuesday because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, more people say congressional Republicans rather than President Barack Obama would be responsible, according to a new national survey.
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Congress, tea party hit all-time low in CNN polling  —  Washington (CNN) — As the hours wind down toward a possible government shutdown because of a bitter partisan battle over the new health care law, the approval rating for Congress is plummeting to historic lows.
Pew Research Center for the People and the Press:
Anger at Government Most Pronounced among Conservative Republicans  —  Young Adults Largely Tune Out Shutdown Drama  —  With a possible government shutdown just hours away, public anger at the federal government is as high as at any point since the Pew Research Center began asking the question in 1997.
Charles Ferguson / The Huffington Post:
Why I Am Cancelling My Documentary on Hillary Clinton  —  In late 2012, CNN Films approached me about directing a documentary.  We discussed a number of potential subjects, and eventually settled on Hillary Rodham Clinton.  The film would be ambitious, controversial, and highly visible.
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Lesley Goldberg / Hollywood Reporter:
NBC Scraps Hillary Clinton Miniseries  —  “After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we've decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton miniseries,” the network said in a statement Monday.  —  David Livingston/Getty Images
Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
NBC scraps Hillary Clinton miniseries
Discussion: CNN
Henry J. Aaron / New York Times:
Obama Should Ignore the Debt Ceiling  —  WASHINGTON — THE United States government is likely to shut down nonessential services tomorrow, after House Republicans voted before dawn yesterday to attach a one-year delay of President Obama's health care law (and a repeal of a tax to pay for it) …
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Attorney General Eric Holder gets ‘mad’ about shutdown impact  —  It wasn't quite a “Network” moment, but normally mild-mannered Attorney General Eric Holder showed a flash of anger Monday as he discussed the impacts of a looming government shutdown and the so-called budget sequester on rank-and-file workers at the Justice Department.
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Tory Newmyer / Fortune:
The DNC is nearly broke  —  As the government nears shutdown, the fundraising arm of the Democratic Party is having a budget crisis of its own.  —  FORTUNE — There's another budget crisis in Washington, and it's unfolding inside the Democratic party.  The Democratic National Committee remains …
Brian Beutler / Salon:
Right-wing extremists “are guilty of murder,” Sen. Angus King tells Salon  —  In an interview with Salon, Independent senator unloads on conservatives who urge young people to remain uninsured  —  Tuesday begins a 6-month race to enroll as many uninsured people as possible in the Affordable Care Act's insurance exchanges.
New York Times:
Qaeda Plot Leak Has Undermined U.S. Intelligence  —  WASHINGTON — As the nation's spy agencies assess the fallout from disclosures about their surveillance programs, some government analysts and senior officials have made a startling finding: the impact of a leaked terrorist plot by Al Qaeda …
 
 
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Karen McVeigh / Guardian:
US employers slashing worker hours to avoid Obamacare insurance mandate
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
DCCC buys GOPshutdown.com
Discussion: Politico
Joshua Keating / Slate:
If It Happened There ... the Government Shutdown
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Eliana Johnson / National Review:
The Other Defunder  —  Mike Lee's quiet conservative leadership
Discussion: TheBlaze.com
David Lawler / Telegraph:
10 things affected by the US government shutdown
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Court tosses Adelson lawsuit
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work
 Earlier Items: 
Patrick Goodenough / CNSNews:
Kerry: Potential Terror Recruits Need ‘More Economic Opportunities’
Tal Kopan / Politico:
Dow drops amid government shutdown fears
Jeryl Bier / Weekly Standard:
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Ben Child / Guardian:
Star Wars lightsabers finally invented
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