Wells Fargo Sued by New York Over Mortgage-Service Accord Bloomberg. Leading with a Schneiderman story instead of a cute animal story.
Why have markets ignored Washington risk? Gavyn Davies, FT
The Individual Mandate and the Government Shutdown Ian Welsh (and: “What the bill does is cut staffer subsidies, and most of those staffers are poor. That’s not something I can support.” Yep. Hey, let’s just replace staffers with rich kids and lobbyists. That would be swell.)
Is grand bargain the only way out? Politico. Bipartisangasm!
No end in sight to government shutdown after ‘unproductive’ White House meeting CNN (Lightpond). Reid: “I thought that they were concerned about the long-term fiscal affairs of this country. And we said, ‘we are too. Let’s talk about it,'” the Nevada Democrat said. “My friend, John Boehner … cannot take yes for an answer.” Translation: Grand Bargain.
Is It Time To Abolish Congress? The National Interest. “[T]he good news is that the twin crises confronting the U.S. could be resolved by a grand budget deal.”
Grover Norquist on Ted Cruz: ‘He pushed House Republicans into traffic and wandered away’ WaPo. Changing of the guard…
America flirts with self-destruction Martin Wolf, FT
Juan Linz’s Bad News for America Matt Yglesias, Slate. “Democracy is doomed.”
OVERNIGHT HEALTH: Exchanges still overwhelmed The Hill. The ObamaCare launch is a political campaign and so the maxim “Always hire a hall that’s too small” applies.
Winners And Losers Eschaton
‘Health Care Panic, Again’ Economists’ View
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Security After the Death of Trust O’Reilly Programming
Chief DHS Privacy Officer: Government Called Privacy Office “Terrorists” Washington’s Blog
The Political Economy of Zombies Airship Daily (fresno dan). “The cathedrals of the current neoliberal era are blockbuster movies.” Mobile-optimized interface unreadable on laptop.
How To Maximize Your Investment Losses In 5 Easy Lessons Automatic Earth
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