Here’s what we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ…
- Parameters of a Senate deal to lift the debt limit and open up the government are coming together, and The Hill has the details.
- Alec MacGillis writes at TNR that the real winners are K Street lobbyists.
- Salon’s Brian Beutler thinks the Dems won one for the unions.
- Martin Longman says that House Dems are getting jammed along with their GOP counterparts, but the deal’s nothing to complain about.
- Meanwhile, at Red State, Erick Erickson is
calling out the flying monkeysthreatening House Republicans who might support the deal with grassroots pressure and primaries from the right.
- Yesterday, NRO’s Robert Costa wrote about the divided and dispirited GOP caucus. This morning, he reports that House conservatives are in full “revolt.”
- Politico’s Roger Simon on the racism that bubbled up at this weekend’s “one million vets” march, which featured Ted Cruz and Sarah Palin.
- Ryan Cooper writes at the Wapo that the march was wacky but also significant.
- In case you missed it on Friday, a fascinating story of the shutdown’s effect on North Carolina — and the divide it is creating in a very conservative community — by Paul Lewis in The Guardian.
- The White House Press corps had a fainting spell over the administration’s use of the word “ransom.” TPM’s Josh Marshall says the false equivalence brigade has reached “peak derp.”
In other news…
Evil donut hole –> Texas is just one state that refused the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, but it will leave one million residents without coverage, writes Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check.
Sorry ’bout that –> Judge who ruled that voter ID laws are constitutional in 2007 says he made a big mistake, according to The Nation’s John Nichols.
Why we can’t have nice things –> At InfoWorld, Serdar Yegulalp writes that contractors and poor management were the cause of the awful rollout of the ACA’s online exchanges. ALSO: Ezra Klein doesn’t mince words; calls it a “disaster.”
Shocker! –> A study of articles in the conservative National Review found that they really care a lot about deficits… when Democrats are in power.
Rape culture –> Shocking story about a family whose daughter was raped being persecuted in a small Missouri town while the alleged rapist got off. Anonymous is threatening revenge. Emily Bazelon with the story for Slate.
Another economy is possible –> AlterNet’s Tara Lohan talks to Rob Hoskins, a visionary who’s working to make sustainable local economies work.
Watching your friends too –> NSA is collecting millions of email address books, report Barton Gellman and Ashkan Soltani in the WaPo.
Religious wrong –> At Salon, Elizabeth Stoker and Matt Bruenig point out that in other countries conservative Christian groups have poverty on their agendas.
Not so valorous? –> McClatchy’s Jonathan Landay continues to report on inconsistencies between a Medal of Honor winner’s story of a firefight in Afghanistan and other available evidence.
Unfortunate for them –> New study finds that bonobos manage their emotions just like human children.
What are we missing? Tell us in the comments!