Happy Friday morning! Here are some of the articles we’re reading over our coffee at Moyers & Company HQ…
- John Boehner tells aides that he won’t wreck the economy by breaching the debt limit, even if he has to pass a hike with Dem votes. Lori Montgomery and Ed O’Keefe report for the WaPo.
- Peter Landers reports for the WSJ that the White House has (again) ruled out using any gimmickry to avoid the debt ceiling if Congress doesn’t act.
- Greg Sargent explains why the administration thinks it can neither negotiate nor lose the fight.
- At Salon, Brian Beutler says the GOP is coming to terms with the fact that Democrats aren’t going to give.
- TNR’s John Judis says this is one of the worst political crises in American history.
- At Ten Miles Square, University of Denver political scientist Seth Masket argues that this standoff isn’t the result of “polarization,” as some pundits like to claim.
- Over at Time’s Swampland blog, Maya Rodan writes about how the shutdown has created a new level of insecurity in the lives of vulnerable poor families across the country.
- WaPo’s editorial board notes that the first responders who rushed towards yesterday’s Capitol Hill shooting incident weren’t being paid.
Popular guy –> Georgia man who signed up for ObamaCare gets calls from a million reporters.
Cruel –> At TAP, Paul Waldman points out that the states which rejected the Medicaid expansion already make it extremely hard for the poor to get coverage.
Hacked –> Millions of credit cards numbers and passwords stolen as Adobe gets hacked, reports Scott Kaufman for The Raw Story.
Gray Lady pushing anonymously sourced terror — In The Nation, Greg Mitchell looks at a dubiously sourced NYT story about how a leak hurt counter-terror efforts.
Kenyan forces under the spotlight –> James Norton rounds up a number of reports about Kenyan soldiers looting and pillaging after the siege at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi for the Christian Science Monitor.
Not so smooth with the ladies –> David Lightman reports for McClatchy on a new poll that finds the Republican Party losing more ground among women voters.
Forced evictions and dead workers –> MoJo’s Eric Wuestewald looks at the damage done to marginalized people when countries prepare to host the World Cup.
Whistle blown –> In the LAT, Ralph Vartabedian reports that a scientist who warned of safety issues at a nuclear waste facility in Washington was allegedly fired in retaliation.
Hardliners don’t want peace –> Hawks in Congress could derail efforts to ease tensions between the US and Iran, reports Paul Lewis in The Guardian.
Tebowed –> At TAP, Amilia Thomson-Deveaux wonders why high schools are ignoring court rulings that nix sanctioned prayers before football games.
Mammogram myth? –> At Orion, Jennifer Lunden takes a deep dive into the efficacy of regular mammograms — and looks at the whole pink ribbon thing.
Species! –> Expedition to a remote rainforest in Suriname yields 60 of them that hadn’t been previously identified. Nat Geo has a slideshow of the critters.
What are we missing? Let us know in the comments!