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11:35 AM ET, October 13, 2013


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John Bresnahan / Politico:
‘Dangerous’ Lindsey Graham vents frustrations  —  Sen. Lindsey Graham is angry.  He's frustrated.  He's upset.  In his own words, he's “very dangerous.”  —  With the government shutdown now in its 12th day, and a possible U.S. debt default looming on Oct. 17, the veteran Republican was in the mood to lash out at everyone Saturday.
Jonathan Karl / ABC News:
Talks to End Shutdown, Raise Debt Ceiling Deadlocked  —  Talks on ending the government shutdown and preventing default have once again deadlocked, but this time it is Democrats who are demanding changes to current law as a condition for ending the impasse.  —  With the two sides now negotiating …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
New York Times:
Senate Leaders Seek an End to Debt Crisis  —  WASHINGTON — Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell say they will continue negotiating on Sunday for a way to reopen the government, lift the debt ceiling — the deadline is on Thursday — and find a way out of a crisis that could have perilous implications for the nation's economy.
Discussion: Gawker and Roll Call
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.
Democrats reject Susan Collins proposal
New York Times:
Senate Takes Lead as House Republicans' Talks With White House Fail
The White House:
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Let's Get Back to the Work of the American People
Keith Laing / The Hill:
Paul ‘cannot accept’ sequester increase  —  Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said Sunday that he is not willing to support any deal to raise the federal debt ceiling that includes increases in government spending that rise above the levels that have been in place since the implementation of the sequester budget cuts.
Discussion: ThinkProgress and Politico
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
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Dylan Scott / Talking Points Memo:
Corker: ‘Things Are Not Moving Now’ On Debt Deal  —  Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) painted a grim picture Sunday of ongoing negotiations to re-open the government and increase the debt limit.  —  “I think things are not moving now,” Corker said on Fox News Sunday.  “The last 24 hours have not been good.”
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.
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 …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
G.O.P.'s Hopes to Take Senate Are Dimming  —  WASHINGTON — Next year was supposed to be a prime opportunity for Republicans to retake the Senate.  And for a while, everything seemed to be breaking their way: a wave of Democratic retirements, a fluke in the electoral map that put a large number …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Stephen Moore / Wall Street Journal:
Michael Needham: The Strategist Behind the Shutdown  —  The 31-year-old Stanford business grad explains how he outmaneuvered GOP leaders and why he thinks House Republicans can defund ObamaCare.  —  'I really believe we are in a great position right now," says Michael Needham …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Hullabaloo
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