House conservatives blame moderates

At a lunch sponsored by the conservative Heritage Foundation, House conservatives said they blame their centrist colleagues for their loss in the fiscal fight, not Speaker John Boehner. The New York Times reports

Furloughed workers return Thursday?

If Congress approves a deal to reopen the government and lift the debt ceiling, The Washington Post reports furloughed employees would return to work on their next regular working day, which would likely be Thursday. 

SCOTUS and NSA case

The Obama administration is urging the Supreme Court to not take up its first case on the National Security Agency’s surveillance program, according to Agence France-Presse

Ted Cruz won’t delay Senate vote

The Tea Party senator from Texas, who many Republican lawmakers blame for the government shutdown, says he wouldn’t delay a vote on the Senate deal to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling. The Wall Street Journal reports


McConnell challenger slams Senate deal

The Hill’s Alexandra Jaffe reports Matt Bevin, who’s running against Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014, called the deal the minority leader reached with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) “rotten” and said he was “selling out conservatives.”

Conservatives say Boehner’s job safe

Speaker John Boehner may not be as vulnerable as recent rumors suggest, The Hill’s Russell Berman writes. Conservatives say the Ohio Republican is in no danger of losing his Speakership.