We’re getting near the end of the shutdown crisis — or are we? Polls show the Republicans are getting most of the blame for the shutdown. The Senate is getting panicky about the default. House leaders went to the White House to meet with the president. And the Koch brothers want you to know they weren’t for the shutdown.
The New York Times details the split among big-time conservatives, including the Kochs, on the shutdown. Follow the money?
Read the full NBC/WSJ shutdown poll for yourself, via MSNBC. (Or you can get it from the Wall Street Journal if it makes you feel better.)
Starbucks is here to save day. Get a scoop of stop the shutdown with your latte. Via New York Times.
Writers tell us why Nobelist Alice Munro is worthy of the prize. Via the New Yorker.
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