Morning Maddow: October 11

Utah cuts a deal to reopen its national parks. (Salt Lake Tribune)

Pres. Obama meets with Senate Republicans today. (TPM)

New union ad campaign targets Republicans over the shutdown. (HuffPo)

Pres. Obama signs law restoring military death benefits. (The Hill)

Sources: cash-strapped FreedomWorks in state of financial disarray. (BuzzFeed)

Journalists group calls Pres. Obama the worst since Nixon in going after leaks. (McClatchy)

NJ Gov. Chris Christie to appeal judge’s ruling allowing same-sex marriage in his state. (NJ Star-Ledger)

Senate candidate Cory Booker’s father dies days before the special election. (NJ Star-Ledger)

The chemical weapons watchdogs currently working in Syria win the Nobel Peace Prize. (NBC)

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Morning Maddow: October 11