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7:15 PM ET, October 1, 2013

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John Bresnahan / Politico:
Government shutdown: John Boehner's private fight for Hill health subsidies  —  With the federal government nearing shutdown, House Speaker John Boehner stood on the House floor Monday and called on his colleagues to vote for a bill banning a “so-called exemption” that lawmakers and staffers receive for their health insurance.
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Rebecca Leber / ThinkProgress:
Six Headlines About The Government Shutdown That Will Destroy Your Faith In Journalism  —  The government shut down because a small group of Republicans, led by Sen Ted Cruz (R-TX), insist on linking continued funding to repealing, defunding, or delaying Obamacare.
Meredith Shiner / The World's Greatest …:
Democrats Divulge Emails With Boehner Staff as Shutdown Fight Gets Personal (Updated)  —  Reid's office is considering leaking emails between his chief of staff, David Krone, above, and Boehner's chief.  (CQ Roll Call File Photo)  —  Updated 11:30 a.m. |  Senate Democrats are considering leaking …
John Boehner / USA Today:
Obama owns this shutdown now  —  Washington Democrats have slammed the door on reopening the government.  —  CONNECT  —  The president isn't telling the whole story when it comes to the government shutdown.  The fact is that Washington Democrats have slammed the door on reopening …
Corey Boles / Washington Wire:
Senate: Shutdown May Persist More Than Two Weeks, Brush Against Debt Ceiling  —  Don't expect the government shutdown to end soon.  —  That was the message Tuesday from Senate Republican leaders and Democratic aides who said there is a growing likelihood that non-essential parts …
Discussion: The Plum Line
Charles P. Pierce / Esquire:
THE DEMOCRATS ARE BRINGING GUNS TO A GUNFIGHT  —  This is more like it, thank you. … This would only be responding in kind.  For years, Washington worked on a system of both written and unwritten rules of behavior.  One of the marked characteristics of the reign of the morons has been to trash …
Russell Berman / The Hill:
House GOP to try piecemeal funding; Obama threatens veto  —  House Republicans on Tuesday will move to re-open small portions of the federal government, bringing up bills to fund the National Park Service, part of the Department of Veterans Affairs and operations for the District of Columbia.
Nick Gillespie / Reason:
Let Us Be Clear: Obama Deserves Chief Responsibility for Gov't Shutdown.
Discussion: NPR, Outside the Beltway and Hit & Run
Alex Isenstadt / Politico:
Vulnerable Republicans: End the shutdown
Discussion: msnbc.com and The Hill
Daniel Halper / Weekly Standard:
Politico: Obama Shows ‘Resolve and Strength’ By Shutting Government
Matt Vasilogambros / NationalJournal.com:
The Day After the Government Shut Down  —  Live updates …
Discussion: Hit & Run, Yahoo! News and Hot Air
BBC:
US government shuts down over budget
Discussion: The Reaction
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama notes health care glitches, blasts ‘Republican shutdown’
Discussion: ABC News, Colorlines and The Hill
CNN:
Veterans break past World War II Memorial barricade  —  Update 1:45 p.m. ET: House GOP leadership sources tell CNN they plan to vote on a series of bills to fund the government, beginning Tuesday with three measures-spending for veterans, the District of Columbia and the Park Service.
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Leo Shane III / Stars & Stripes:
WWII veterans storm D.C. memorial closed by government shutdown  —  WASHINGTON — Wheelchair-bound elderly veterans pushed aside barricades to tour the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning, in defiance of the government shutdown which closed all of the memorials in the nation's capital.
Hunter Walker / Talking Points Memo:
Witness: Mississippi Congressman ‘Opened The Barricade’ To Closed WWII Memorial
Cameron Joseph / Ballot Box:
Cruz apologizes for ‘Bataan Death March’ comment
Discussion: CNN
Jordan Weissmann / The Atlantic Online:
The Saddest Paragraph You'll Read About the Government Shutdown Today  —  With NIH furloughs, children with cancer are being turned away from clinical trials.  —  You've heard about the Pandacam, the closed monuments and national parks, and the furloughed federal workers.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Hullabaloo
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Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
Shutdown Ripples Through Federal Workplaces, Tourist Spots  —  More Than 800,000 Are Sent Home Even as Essential Services Are Kept Operating … WASHINGTON—The federal government's shutdown rippled through its operations Tuesday, as more than 800,000 workers were sent home …
Discussion: Wonkblog
Elise Viebeck / The Hill:
Technical problems plague launch of ObamaCare (Video)  —  ObamaCare's new health insurance marketplaces experienced a range of technical glitches Tuesday morning as they opened to enroll patients for the first time.  —  The federally facilitated online exchanges include functions for creating an account …
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Matthew Yglesias / Slate:
Sebelius: “Give Us the Same Slack You Give Apple”
Discussion: Unfair Park, Via Meadia and Firedoglake
Elise Young / Political Capital:
Perry: Wife Misspoke About Abortion  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry, right, and his wife, Anita, arrive for his state of the state address in the house chambers at the state capitol, on, Jan. 29, 2013, in Austin, Texas.  —  Texas Gov. Rick Perry today owned up to an “oops” moment that wasn't even his.
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Adam Peck / ThinkProgress:   Rick Perry Dismisses His Wife's Abortion Comments, Tries To Explain What She Really Believes
Julia Ioffe / The New Republic:
Two Russians Walk Into a Parliamentary Crisis...  What is a president in a presidential constitutional republic to do when faced with an intransigent, bull-headed faction among his people's representatives?  —  Well, Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first democratically elected president …
Charlie Cook / NationalJournal.com:
Ted Cruz May Be Unwittingly Boosting Rand Paul's Brand  —  Cruz has redefined extremism in the Republican Party to such an extent that Paul doesn't come across as such a dangerous fringe candidate anymore.  —  WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 30: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) leaves a Republican Senate caucus meeting …
Discussion: Politico and Conservatives4Palin
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Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Rand Paul: Open the government
Emma Dumain / Roll Call:
House Leaders Seize on Ted Cruz's Idea to End Shutdown (Updated)  —  Updated 4:23 p.m. |  The House will vote Tuesday evening on three bills to reopen various government programs that were shuttered when appropriations lapsed less than 24 hours ago.  —  One will allow veterans …
Ross Douthat:
Is Republican Intransigence Reasonable?  —  Tyler Cowen on the politics of the looming government shutdown: … This is as good a summary as I've seen of the basic strategy being pursued by the savvier of what you might call the House Intransigents.  Not by all of them, however: Pace Cowen …
Jeff Poor / The Daily Caller:
Ben Carson: ‘I had my first encounter with the IRS’ after challenging Obama  —  At an event in Birmingham, Ala. Monday night, former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Ben Carson revealed that he had received a visit from the Internal Revenue Service following his much-noted remarks at a National Prayer Breakfast earlier this year.
Washington Free Beacon:
Biden Accidentally Shows Press Cover of Classified Document  —  Vice President Joe Biden appeared Monday to show the cover of a codeword-classified document to reporters during a meeting between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.  —  The contents of the document …
Michael Kazin / The New Republic:
Why Aren't Those New, Millennial Liberals Protesting the Shutdown?  —  Is a new, young left really on the rise?  A few weeks ago, Peter Beinart wrote a long online essay which argued strongly in the affirmative.  It drew a lot of attention—20,000 “Likes” and almost 5,000 tweets, at last count.
Discussion: ThinkProgress
 
 
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Eyder Peralta / NPR:
Obama: ‘Perpetual Cycle Of Brinksmanship ... Has To End’
Discussion: WND and Hit & Run
Ehren Goossens / Bloomberg:
Exploding Fuel Tankers Driving U.S. Army to Solar Power
Discussion: E2-Wire and Yahoo! News
Philip Ewing / Politico:
Government shutdown: Navy-Air Force football game canceled
Discussion: Outside the Beltway
Alec Torres / National Review:
Booker's Lead Slips to Six Points
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Long lines, closed shops as shutdown hits gridlocked Capitol Hill
Discussion: Politico
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Ben Goad / The Hill:
Delay of ObamCare's employer mandate draws legal challenge
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Stand Pat  —  Our upcoming WEEKLY STANDARD cruise had me thinking …
Discussion: The Week and Booman Tribune
Julian Hattem / E2-Wire:
Disgraced EPA official pleads the Fifth in House investigation
Discussion: Politico
Steven Lubet / Salon:
GOP's most shameful shutdown moment