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Top Links: October 11

It's Friday, and the government is still...shut down.
  • “The Republican Party is not just losing the shutdown, it’s losing it in historic fashion.” (MSNBC)
    • The NBC/WSJ poll with more of the nitty, gritty details about just how bad the GOP is polling (NBC News)
  • “Actually, the entire WSJ oped page seems to be attacking Cruz today” (@JimPethokoukis)
  • Bill O’Reilly’s message to the GOP: “Democrats will win next year’s elections and presidency of 2016 if the Republican Party does not begin to solve problems.” (Mediaite)
  • Looking for a savior? Rep. Tom Cole has your answer: Paul Ryan is “still the intellectual center of Republicans in the House.” (NY Times)
  • John Boehner’s "Homer Simpson" strategy (NY Mag)
  • “There’s no one dancing in the West Wing end zone…because the White House knows a premature celebration could cause a backlash among Republicans whose votes will be needed and partly because the public suffered when large portions of the government closed.” (Politico)