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9:25 PM ET, September 30, 2013

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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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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate rejects House funding bill with government shutdown in clear sight  —  Congress took another step toward a government shutdown Monday as the Senate voted 54-46 to strip language from a House funding bill that delayed ObamaCare by a year.  —  Senate Democrats called on House Republicans …
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.
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.
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 …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Shutdown looms as House GOP tries again on ObamaCare
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: Congress trying to ‘extract a ransom’
Discussion: Bloomberg
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
5 things to know today about the government shutdown
Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work
Discussion: Washington Monthly and msnbc.com
TIME:
Hidden Hand: How Heritage Action Drove DC To Shut Down
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Countdown to Shutdown
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Shutdown showdown hits brink as Senate kills House spending bill
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
House Republicans Work Immigration Behind Scenes
Discussion: Doug Ross
Gary Langer / ABC News:
Disapproval on Budget Debate Puts the GOP at Greater Risk
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Washington Post:
Shutdown looms after House approves another delay in Obamacare
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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Rebecca Shabad / The Hill:
NBC scraps Hillary Clinton miniseries
Discussion: CNN
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 …
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 …
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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