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Morning Maddow: October 16

Morning headlines: WSJ calls the debt-celing mess a "comedy of political errors", what might happen after a default and when, NJ votes for a Senator today.

Wall Street Journal editorial: "It's time to wrap up this comedy of political errors." (WSJ) 

What might happen after Thursday. (NY Times) 

New Jersey votes for a Senator today. (AP) 

Low-income Georgians will be the first to pay for "Lifeline" phones. (McClatchy) 

There's going to be a big gun-rights rally this weekend at the Alamo. (San Antonio Express) 

Study shows inconsistency in safety enforcement in the nuclear industry. (AP) 

Will the U.S. and Russia use nukes to attack asteroids? (NBC)