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October 01, 2013 9:44 PM Day’s End and Night Watch

By Ed Kilgore

Sorry, folks: I thought I had published a Day’s End four hours ago before rushing out for a family dinner, but it seems to have disappeared. Ugh. Well, I do have some later news.

So very late, here are some final items of the day:

* Republicans rhetorically shift to a “mini-CR” strategy of funding measures for popular appropriations categories like national parks, but it failed to win two-thirds House vote needed to suspend the rules.

* CR battle increasingly likely to merge with debt limit fight, which means government will probably be shut down for an extended period—perhaps until October 17 deadline for debt limit increase.

* Here’s the sort of imagery that could exercise public about shutdown: veterans break through barriers at World War II Memorial in Washington.

* At Ten Miles Square, Seth Masket explains the government shutdown is asymmetric polarization in action.

* Also at Ten Miles Square, Cass Sunstein offers a new typology of Supreme Court justices over the years.

And in non-political news:

* Stock market rebounds. Go figure.

Here to close the day a second time is Apocalyptica with “Bittersweet.”


Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


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