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11:35 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 …
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
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Two hours before deadline, Senate rejects latest House funding bill  —  The House and Senate continued their game of ping-pong late Monday as the federal government lurched toward a shutdown.  —  The House passed yet another proposal to fund the government and undermine ObamaCare, but it was just as quickly rejected by the Senate.
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Daniel Strauss / Talking Points Memo:
12 Republicans Vote ‘Nay’ On House GOP Anti-Obamacare Bill  —  Twelve Republicans broke ranks with their House colleagues and voted against the House's latest continuing resolution proposal.  —  The twelve Republicans were Reps. Phil Gingrey (GA), Peter King (NY), Thomas Massie (KY) …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
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.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
Why This Is Not Just ‘Washington Breakdown,’ in 3 Graphs (and 1 Story)  —  Tea Party members say they are expressing the public's will.  Gee, if only there were some way to judge popular sentiment in a democracy.  —  From the Washington Post this morning:
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
House Dems make counteroffer to GOP: We'll accept sequester cuts
Discussion: Politico
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:   House GOP seeks conference with Senate Dems on shutdown
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   House GOP Signals Shutdown With Yet Another Anti-Obamacare Vote
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate rejects House funding bill with government shutdown in clear sight
Washington Post:
U.S. Congress's dereliction of leadership on government shutdown
TIME:
Hidden Hand: How Heritage Action Drove DC To Shut Down
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Senate again rebuffs House as shutdown clock ticks down to midnight
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Shutdown looms as House GOP tries again on ObamaCare
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.
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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.
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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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 …
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Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: Congress trying to ‘extract a ransom’
Discussion: Bloomberg and THEROOT.COM
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Fresh DOJ loss in ‘Fast and Furious’ docs fight  —  A federal judge has rejected Attorney General Eric Holder's attempt to keep the courts from wading into the “Fast and Furious” documents dispute that led to him being held in contempt by the House last year.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo, CNN and Hot Air
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Lights out for most, but not for all  —  A government shutdown would turn off the lights at a slew of federal offices, furloughing workers, closing national parks and locking shut research laboratories across the country.  —  All but the most essential functions of government would grind to a halt.
Discussion: Politico
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Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work
Catalina Camia / USA Today:
5 things to know today about the government shutdown
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.
 
 
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