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Monday, September 30, 2013

Stories to Watch: 9/30/13

Republicans have no idea how to exist within the confines of reality, so it looks like a government shutdown is now unavoidable. If they're hoping to be able to blame the President and Democrats, they're not going to have a lot of luck.

Republicans are concerned about the effects of "economic uncertainty" on the economy -- until they're not.

Here's what this little GOP showboat parade is going to cost you.

Indie Senator Angus King is really not a fan of Republican efforts to talk people out of signing up for Obamacare. "That’s a scandal — those people are guilty of murder in my opinion," he said in an interview. "Some of those people they persuade are going to end up dying because they don’t have health insurance. For people who do that to other people in the name of some obscure political ideology is one of the grossest violations of our humanity I can think of. This absolutely drives me crazy."

GOP moderates attempt to strike a blow for sanity within their party. Unfortunately, sanity loses -- spectacularly.

Finally, Elizabeth Warren is emerging as the lefty alternative to Hillary Clinton in 2016.

[cartoon via Truthdig]

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