Wiretap: No flood relief, no nothing until somebody, somehow defunds Obamacare

Our lead story for the roundup today, and nearly all our stories today, are about the likelihood of a government shutdown. Of course, we had to sneak in one about the Breaking Bad finale, which you shouldn’t read unless you’ve already watched it.

Your (potential) shutdown questions asked and answered. Via New York Times.

How did John Boehner get himself (and us) into this mess? Via Politico.

David Frum explains why a shutdown would be terrible for Republicans (and it will be). Via Daily Beast.

Michelle Bachmann (who’s still in Congress) explains why she and other House Republicans are all in. Via Washington Examiner.

Fort Collins horder guy to Fort Collins: “Keep yer local gummint hands off my domestic mess.” Fort Collins to Fort Collins horder guy: “Clean up the mess!” (And it is a mess!)

Breaking bad: This is a happy ending? (There are no more happy endings.) Via the Atlantic.

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