Top Links: October 15

  • Remember that “GOP autopsy” the Republican Party conducted after they lost the presidential election? The Republican Party sure doesn’t. (Mother Jones)
  • Like a scene from a prime time drama: Sen. Ted Cruz, House Republicans meet in secret at Tortilla Coast…and got caught by GOP Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy and crew. (Roll Call)
  • New poll: Our nation isn’t as divided as we think… (NBC News)
    • …but Americans are jittery about the growing diversity… (NBC News)
    • …and pessimistic about the economy… (NBC News)
  • Another poll: 74% of Americans disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling the budget crisis (ABC News)
  • Retired U.S. Army Capt. William Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor at the White House on Tuesday. Swenson is the first Army officer to be awareded the medal since the Vietnam War. (Washington Post)
  • Ezra Klein is unhappy with the Healthcare.gov rollout (Wonkblog)
    • Robert Gibbs agrees: “I hope they fire some people.” (Politico)

Top Links: October 15