Wiretap: The Tea Party shutdown has arrived

Shutdown. Shutdown. Shutdown. What else is there to talk about? Well, we did find a spot for the now-shut-down Hillary documentary.

Why this shutdown is even worse for Republicans than the last one. Via the New Republic.

Larimer County to send an estimated 2,600 federal workers home Tuesday for indefinite furlough. Federal research labs alone in the county pay $55.6 million per year in salary. The Coloradoan.

“The roughly 1.4 million active-duty uniformed military personnel will stay on the job. Of the department’s 800,000 civilian workers, about half will be furloughed.” The Washington Post with an agency by agency breakdown.

In a surprise ending, Obamacare is the shutdown’s only winner. Via the Atlantic.

Republicans took advice from Newt Gingrich not to cave. Via Newt himself.

Ezra Klein reminds us what the shutdown is really all about (hint: it’s about people getting health care). Via Washington Post.

Why I’m canceling my Hillary Clinton documentary (Hillary made me do it). Via the Huffington Post.

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