Wiretap: Swing-state Virginia hates the Tea Party

In the Virginia governor’s race, what everyone thought would be a toss-up looks like it might be an easy win for the Democrat, Terry McAuliffe. Molly Ball writes that the Tea Party is turning purple Virginia blueish. Why should we care? Because Virginia is a lot like Colorado.

The government shutdown is making the governor’s race easy for Dems in Virginia. Via the Atlantic.

John Cassidy watched the Obamacare hearings so you wouldn’t have to. Via New Yorker.

Is Angela Merkel right about the NSA monitoring her calls? Edward Snowden says 35 world leaders were monitored. Via the Guardian.

This video tells you how Dems could win back the House. (Spoiler: It’s nearly impossible.) Via Washington Post.

Why government never gets tech right. Like, you were surprised? Via New York Times.

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