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6:45 PM ET, October 13, 2013


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Rallier tells Obama to ‘put the Quran down’  —  Washington (CNN) - Angered by the closure of national landmarks due to the partial government shutdown, a crowd of conservatives removed barricades Sunday at the World War II Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial as they rallied against President Barack Obama …
Crowd storms World War II Memorial … WASHINGTON - Thousands of people converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall on Sunday morning and tore down the barricades blocking it off, protesting the closure of the memorial during the federal government shutdown.
John Hinderaker / Power Line:
Photos From the Million Vets March  —  Today the Million Vets March is taking place in D.C. and around the country.  It will be interesting to see how much news coverage it receives.  I'm sure there weren't a million vets, but there were a heck of a lot of them:  —  The hated Barrycades have come down:
Discussion: The PJ Tatler, Ed Driscoll and Twitchy
Associated Press:
Protesters reopen World War II Memorial on National Mall that's closed for gov't shutdown  —  WASHINGTON — A crowd of people has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog News:
Sarah Palin joins Ted Cruz, confederate flag, as new face of shutdown  —  As if the Republican party didn't have enough troubles, Sarah Palin has now emerged as the new face of the GOP government shutdown.  —  Yes, there really is a God.  —  Palin joined GOP Tea Party Senator …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Rally at World War II Memorial Ends at White House
Discussion: Fox News and Hot Air
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Government Shutdown Negotiations Stuck On Sequestration  —  WASHINGTON — As the United States government approaches a deadline for raising the debt limit and the government shutdown nears its second week, Senate Democrats are taking a stand on sequestration.
Seung Min Kim / Politico:
How Collins budget plan collapsed  —  On Friday, it seemed that a proposal being spearheaded by Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) could potentially be the key that would relieve the fiscal crisis stymieing the Capitol.  —  By Saturday, the plan fell flat on its face.
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Lindsey Graham: No Debt Deal Without House GOP Support
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Greg Clary / CNN:
Talking seen as ‘breakthrough’ on Capitol Hill
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Corker: ‘Things Are Not Moving Now’ On Debt Deal
Jonathan Weisman / New York Times:
Senate Leaders Talk but Fail to Reach Deal on Shutdown
Discussion: Gawker and Roll Call
Robert Pear / New York Times:
From the Start, Signs of Trouble at Health Portal  —  WASHINGTON — In March, Henry Chao, the chief digital architect for the Obama administration's new online insurance marketplace, told industry executives that he was deeply worried about the Web site's debut.
Scott Johnson / Power Line:
Baghdad Bobs of Obamacare
Jijo Jacob / International Business Times:
Debt Ceiling: China Calls for World to Be ‘De-Americanised’  —  Chinese government mouthpiece says ‘Pax Americana’ has failed on all fronts  —  China's official news agency has called for the creation of a “de-Americanised world”, saying the destinies of people should not be left in the hands …
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
World should ‘de-Americanise’, says China
John Wagner / Washington Post:
Attorney General Gansler depicted as reckless passenger by Md. troopers who drove him  —  Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regularly ordered state troopers assigned to drive him to turn on the lights and sirens on the way to routine appointments, directing them to speed …
Discussion: ABC News, WJLA-TV and Power Line
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Mad Tea Party  —  WASHINGTON — HOW awful are Ted Cruz and his Cruzettes?  —  They have done the impossible.  They have made Americans look back at the Bush II era, the most reckless wrecking ball in American history, with relative nostalgia.  —  With 78 percent of Americans feeling blue …
Eric Liu / The Atlantic Online:
3 Reasons ‘Saving Face’ Is Overrated  —  There's a lot of talk now about how any resolution to the shutdown/default crisis will have to allow leaders to “save face”—particularly Speaker John Boehner, whose weakness in his own caucus precipitated the crisis and now prolongs it.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Nick Gass / Politico:
Rand Paul: Sequester's the law of the land  —  Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday “the one thing” he could not accept as part of a deal to end the government shutdown is an increase in the sequestration caps.  —  “It's funny,” the Kentucky Republican said of Democrats.
Discussion: Business Insider
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Paul ‘cannot accept’ sequester increase
Discussion: Politico
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