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Top Links: October 4

No jobs report, no tweets from the U.S. Capitol account, and no variety of soups... thanks a lot, shutdown!

Turkey chili forever!

  • Is Speaker Boehner ready to blink? (Boston Globe)
  • GOP mini-bills now at 11 as debt ceiling default becomes more of a reality (Reuters)
  • No September jobs report released today because of the shutdown… (NY Times)
  • During Thursday’s chaotic scene at the Capitol, the @USCapitol Twitter account could not provide updates because of the shutdown. (@NishaChittal)
  • Rep. Randy Neugebauer, R-Tx., confronted a park ranger, “blaming her for the closure he voted for and telling her that she should be ashamed of herself.” (Huffington Post)
  • Rep. Tim Griffin, R-Ark., blasted President Obama and Nancy Pelosi Thursday just moments after shots were reportedly fired outside of the Capitol on Thursday. He’s since apologized. (Washington Post)
  • Texas State Senator Wendy Davis of filibuster fame is running for governor. (Politico)
  • The government may be shut down, but Tropical Storm Karen is still raging on. (NBC News)