Good Morning! (Sorry it’s Monday.) Here’s some of the stuff we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ.
- National Review’s Jonathan Strong reports that House Republicans are mulling a third set of demands in order to pass a stop-gap spending bill when the Senate rejects the one they sent Saturday.
- In The Atlantic, Mathew O’Brienlooks at what havoc a debt ceiling breach might wreak.
- Talking Points Memo’s Josh Marshall on how crisis governance has gradually become the new normal.
- Lisa Mascaro reports for the Los Angeles Times that outside groups are fundraising like crazy over the prospect of a shutdown.
- Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla & Julie Hirschfeld Davis reports that this showdown is exposing a long-simmering civil war within the GOP.
What it’s about –> In The New Yorker, Atul Gawande surveys the state of American health care. Also: Gallup has some interesting polling on ACA — the headline is that two-thirds of the uninsured plan to buy insurance.
Voting rights –> DOJ suing North Carolina over its voting law — the most restrictive in the country. Holly Yeager reports for The Washington Post.
Hidden death toll –> According to The New York Times, about half of the children killed in “accidental” shootings go unreported.
Spinning Iran? –> Glenn Greenwald accuses NBC’s Brian Williams of just that.
Bad boy versus NSA –> John MacAfee says he’s inventing a device that would thwart NSA surveillance, according to Tracey Kaplan in the San Jose Mercury News.
Off-script –> Rick Perry’s wife, Anita Perry, tells an interviewer that abortion is a “woman’s right.”
Inside Putin’s head –> Fascinating look at what motivates Vladimir Putin by The New Republic’s Julia Ioffe.
Next test case? –> Left-right team that beat back Prop 8 in California now setting their sites on Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban, reports Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed.
Not conventional wisdom –> Nick Baumann argues in Slate that Neville Chamberlain was right to give a chunk of Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938.
Buck Rogers’ stuff –> Nasa sending a 3D printer into space to create spare parts and tools, according to the BBC.
What are you reading? Let us know in the comments!