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10:05 AM ET, October 9, 2013


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Associated Press:
POLL: GOP GETS THE BLAME IN SHUTDOWN  —  You are here  —  Home » United States Congress » Poll: GOP gets the blame in shutdown  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players …
John Boehner's endgame  —  As he tries to navigate the politics of a government shutdown that he never wanted, leading a Republican Conference with little interest in being led, House Speaker John Boehner in recent days has scored an unlikely victory of sorts.
Discussion: Reuters
Associated Press:
Obama claims GOP extortion, Boehner vows no surrender amid hints of short-term budget truce
Julie Pace / ABC News:
For Obama, Little to Say That Hasn't Been Said
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Associated Press
Paul Ryan / Wall Street Journal:
Here's How We Can End This Stalemate  —  Both Reagan and Clinton negotiated debt-ceiling deals with their opponents.  We're ready to negotiate.  —  The president is giving Congress the silent treatment.  He's refusing to talk, even though the federal government is about to hit the debt ceiling.
Eric Cantor / Washington Post:
Divided government requires bipartisan negotiation
Discussion: Slate, Post Politics and The Fix
Washington Free Beacon:
Obama Condemns Striking Workers, Again
Justin Wolfers / Bloomberg:
Why I'm Very Happy About Janet Yellen  —  President Barack Obama plans to nominate Janet Yellen as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.  In doing so, he will promote the pre-eminent policy economist of her generation to the role of the most powerful central banker in the world.
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Obama to name Yellen as Federal Reserve chairman on Wednesday
Elizabeth Titus / Politico:
Chris Christie makes point on Obamacare  —  Republican Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday that he doesn't like Obamacare but that he found a way to deal with it in New Jersey, another signal that he sees the government shutdown as an opportunity to contrast himself with feuding parties in Washington.
Discussion: CNN
Shushannah Walshe / ABC News:
Chris Christie Faces Off With Challenger Barbara Buono, Does Not Rule Out White House Bid
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Obama meets with Krauthammer, Gigot  —  President Obama held an off-the-record meeting with five conservative journalists on Tuesday afternoon.  —  Present at the meeting were Charles Krauthammer, the Washington Post columnist and Fox News contributor; Paul Gigot, the Wall Street Journal …
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Many in G.O.P. Offer Theory: Default Wouldn't Be That Bad  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina, a reliable friend of business on Capitol Hill and no one's idea of a bomb thrower, isn't buying the apocalyptic warnings that a default on United States government debt …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Reid wants to hike debt limit by $1T (Video)  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is moving legislation to push the debt limit until Dec. 31, 2014, well beyond next year's midterm election.  —  Senate aides estimate the bill would increase federal borrowing authority by about $1.1 trillion.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
Waterboarding Is A Big Joke At Cheney Roast  —  A sentimental evening at the Plaza for Cheney, Rumsfeld, Mukasey, and Lieberman.  “Really tasteless,” says a guest.  —  The cover of the program at the October 7 “Roast of Dick Cheney.”  —  Dick Cheney is ready to laugh about waterboarding.
Quinnipiac News + Events:
Release Detail  —  October 9, 2013 - Big Gender Gap, But Booker Up 12 Points In NJ Senate Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Stripper-Tweet Not An Issue, Voters Say 4-1  —  A 31-point lead among women overcomes his deficit among men to give Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democrat …
Discussion: Politico, CNN and Taegan Goddard's …
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Dysfunctional Gov't Surpasses Economy as Top U.S. Problem  —  Highest percentage citing dysfunctional government in Gallup history  —  This article is part of an ongoing series analyzing how the government shutdown and the debate over raising the debt ceiling are affecting Americans' views of government …
Discussion: Outside the Beltway, CNN and Reuters
U.S. leans toward withholding most military aid from Egypt: source  —  (Reuters) - The United States is leaning toward withholding most military aid to Egypt except to promote counterterrorism, security in the Sinai Peninsula and other such priorities, a U.S. official said on Tuesday.
Discussion: VodkaPundit and Politico
Jim Sciutto / CNN:
U.S. to halt Egypt aid after coup, turmoil
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and The Hill
Joel B. Pollak / BREITBART.COM:
Liberal Intolerance: You Believe What?  —  I was at a dinner recently where I happened to be seated at a table with new acquaintances of the liberal political persuasion.  —  We went around the table introducing ourselves.  As I said that I work for a “conservative website,” …
Catherine Thompson / Talking Points Memo:
George Will Compares Obamacare To Fugitive Slave Act, Segregation  —  Conservative columnist and pundit George Will on Wednesday compared Obamacare to the Fugitive Slave Act and segregation to demonstrate the “bruising, untidy, utterly Democratic” process of changing laws.
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Many remain locked out of federal health-care Web site  —  Major insurers, state health-care officials and Democratic allies repeatedly warned the Obama administration in recent months that the new federal health-insurance exchange had significant problems, according to people familiar with the conversations.
Discussion: Hot Air and Jammie Wearing Fools
Neil Irwin / Wonkblog:
What's happening in the Treasury bill market today should terrify you  —  This is likely the scariest graph you will see today.  It shows the interest rate for the Treasury bill maturing on Oct. 31.  It has spiked dramatically in the last 48 hours.  —  A lot of the market indicators …
It's hard to delete an ACA account  —  Once you finally make it into, it's not clear how you get out.  —  For those who've busted through glitches on the federal Obamacare insurance website to create an account, there's no clear, obvious way for consumers to delete the accounts …
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Jay Solomon / Wall Street Journal:
Iran Readies Offer to Limit Its Nuclear Program
Washington Examiner:
Examiner Editorial: Obama manipulated vets, seniors, children in shutdown
Discussion: protein wisdom
Stuart Rothenberg / Rothenblog:
Shutdown Fever: Is the House in Play Now?
Kevin Freking / Associated Press:
VA Chief: Shutdown Could Hit Millions of Vets
Discussion: Politico
Passenger lands sick pilot's plane
Discussion: NBCNews and Guardian
Peter Gosselin / Bloomberg Government:
Exchange Competition Cuts Health Insurance Costs: BGOV Insight
Discussion: National Review
Alexandra Jaffe / Ballot Box:
Obama cousin makes Sen. Roberts primary challenge official
 Earlier Items: 
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
House members forced to reuse gym towels
Washington Post:
FULL TRANSCRIPT: President Obama's Oct. 8 news conference on the shutdown and debt limit