Top Links: October 3

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What’s in a name, that which we call a shutdown?

  • Why isn’t the Republican Party ready to make a deal? “Most of the Republicans digging in have no reason to fear voters will ever punish them for it.” (Politico)
  • Republicans want something out of this shutdown, but they’re not sure “what that even is.” (MSNBC/Maddow Blog)
  • Dispatches from abroad: foreign press baffled as “messed-up” U.S. government shuts down (TPM)
  • Tales from the shutdown: “It’s going to be really tough.” (NBC News)
  • Shutdown? No, it’s a ‘slimdown,’ says Fox (MSNBC/The Last Word)
  • Millions are being left uncovered under the Affordable Care Act because they live in states controlled by Republicans who won’t allow their state to participate in the Medicaid expansion plan. (NY Times)
  • New poll: only 14% of women said the GOP has moved closer to their perspective; 33% say the party has drifted further from them; 46% say they’ve seen no change since the GOP lost the 2012 election. (National Journal)
  • Anti-abortion ad hits Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis on the day of her big announcement, where she’s rumored to announce a gubernatorial run. (Politico)

Top Links: October 3

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