Morning Maddow: October 1


House appoints conferees to meet with the Senate, even though the Senate will reject a conference. (The Hill)

The head of Heritage Action calls the conference plan a “stupid idea.” (@MikeNeedham)

Ron Fournier on the fracturing GOP: “This may be the beginning of the end of Washington as we know it.” (Nat’l Journal)

Will less-conservative Republicans unite with Democrats to end the shutdown? (Wash Post)

Which federal workers will get paid and which won’t. (NY Times)

Pres. Obama is meeting beneficiaries of the Affordable Care Act today. (TPM)

2 generals forced to retire over Afghan base breach. (AP)

There’s “plastic” orbiting Saturn (and no it’s not space junk). (