Wiretap: Shutdown Day 9, Obamacare still law, not going anywhere

It’s Day 9 of the shutdown and we’re no closer to a settlement than on Day 1. President Obama had a news conference calling out Republicans. John Boehner had a news conference calling out Obama. It looks like a stalemate, but David Frum, the Bush speechwriter/pundit, explains why Republicans will lose in the end.

GOP is 0-3 in big battles vs. Obama and headed for 0-4, says David Frum via the Daily Beast.

The great George Packer on the mostly ignored, terrible September violence in the Islamic world. Via the New Yorker.

According to an actual study, politicians do care when they get caught lying. Via The Atlantic.

Jon Stewart vs. Kathleen Sebilius on Obamacare. Really.

Unbeaten Broncos’ biggest threat is lurking right in their own division — those 5-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

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