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11:05 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
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.
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
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
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Pete King: House GOP's Delay Obamacare Plan ‘Is Going Nowhere’  —  Rep. Pete King (R-NY) told National Review Online that moderate Republicans would revolt against House leadership's latest ploy to derail Obamacare in exchange for funding the government.  —  King said he had 25 House Republicans …
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
Two hours before deadline, Senate rejects latest House funding bill
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   House GOP Signals Shutdown With Yet Another Anti-Obamacare Vote
Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:   House GOP seeks conference with Senate Dems on shutdown
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate rejects House funding bill with government shutdown in clear sight
TIME:
Hidden Hand: How Heritage Action Drove DC To Shut Down
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.
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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Catalina Camia / USA Today:
5 things to know today about the government shutdown
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: Congress trying to ‘extract a ransom’
Discussion: Bloomberg and THEROOT.COM
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
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 and Hot Air
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:   Attorney General Eric Holder gets ‘mad’ about shutdown impact
Brad Plumer / Wonkblog:
Absolutely everything you need to know about how the government shutdown will work  —  A government shutdown starting Tuesday, Oct. 1, now seems virtually certain.  The House and Senate still can't agree on a bill to fund the government, and time has run out.
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Lights out for most, but not for all  —  A government shutdown …
Discussion: Politico
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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Joshua Keating / Slate:
If It Happened There ... the Government Shutdown
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Eliana Johnson / National Review:
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