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6:35 AM ET, October 1, 2013

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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:
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Pete Kasperowicz / The Hill:
House GOP seeks conference with Senate Dems on shutdown  —  House Republican leaders will seek a conference committee with Senate Democrats in a last-ditch effort to find a compromise on a short-term spending bill, a GOP aide confirmed late Monday night.  —  The GOP proposal to meet comes …
Discussion: The Reaction
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
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.
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
House Dems hitting House GOP with robocalls on shutdown  —  The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is launching robocalls targeting more than 60 House Republicans on the government shutdown.  —  The calls patch constituents through to their congressman to allow them to urge them to end …
Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
The House GOP's Legislative Strike  —  In January, demoralized House Republicans retreated to Williamsburg, Virginia, to plot out their legislative strategy for President Obama's second term.  Conservatives were angry that their leaders had been unable to stop the expiration of the Bush tax cuts …
Mike Lillis / The Hill:
House Dems make counteroffer to GOP: We'll accept sequester cuts
Discussion: Politico and The Strata-Sphere
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Conservatives With a Cause: 'We're Right'
Discussion: WJLA-TV and Politico
Washington Post:
U.S. Congress's dereliction of leadership on government shutdown
Discussion: his vorpal sword and TheBlaze.com
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
Russell Berman / The Hill:
Government shuts down as lawmakers miss funding deadline  —  Congress missed a midnight deadline to avert a shutdown of the federal government, as the Republican-led House and the Democratic-led Senate battled through the night on legislation to keep the lights on.
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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Sahil Kapur / Talking Points Memo:   House GOP Signals Shutdown With Yet Another Anti-Obamacare Vote
TIME:
Hidden Hand: How Heritage Action Drove DC To Shut Down
Jennifer Epstein / Politico:
Obama: Congress trying to ‘extract a ransom’
Discussion: Bloomberg, Reuters and The Hill
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Senate rejects House funding bill with government shutdown in clear sight
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Senate again rebuffs House as shutdown clock ticks down to midnight
U.S. News:
A government shutdown: What could it look like?  —  Government agencies were directed to “execute plans for an orderly shutdown” late Monday as Congress failed to pass a funding bill that would prevent the disruption of some government services.  —  The Office of Management and Budget …
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Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Lights out for most, but not for all  —  A government shutdown …
Discussion: Politico
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, Hot Air and CNN
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:   Attorney General Eric Holder gets ‘mad’ about shutdown impact
NY Daily News:
SEE IT: Pack of motorcyclists chase man in SUV, attack him on upper Manhattan street after fender bender turned hit-and-run on West Side Highway prompted by driver running over biker as he fled  —  Alexian Lien's Range Rover was surrounded by several bikers on the West Side Highway on Sunday.
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
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.
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Alec Macgillis / The New Republic:
Meet the House Republican Who Compared Himself to the Flight 93 Heroes  —  When this chapter of the Republican Party's descent into radicalism is written, the representative quote may go not to Ted Cruz, who managed to say little memorable in his 21-hour talkathon, but to his fellow Texan, Rep. John Culberson.
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
 
 
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Paul Lewis / Guardian:
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Joshua Keating / Slate:
If It Happened There ... the Government Shutdown
Discussion: The Week and ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
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