FROM THE BLOGS:
Odds favor resolution before shutdown
With the government less than a week away from shutdown, the Washington Examiner’s Philip Klein argues that the debate is following a familiar pattern toward resolution.
Five filibusters through history
USA Today ticks off five famous filibusters from history, including those waged by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) in March and one by Sen. Strom Thurmond (R-S.C.) in 1957.
Pentagon rejects Guantanamo Bay funding request
The Pentagon rejected a request for millions of dollars to renovate the military prison in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, The New York Times’ Charlie Savage reports.
Sixty-eight Percent say US on wrong track
A new Bloomberg poll finds that 68 percent of people say the United States is on the wrong track.
OTHER NEWS SOURCES:
Past, present and potential future presidents talk healthcare
The Hill’s Niall Stanage reports that the Clinton family and President Obama highlighted the healthcare law during a panel Tuesday.
Ethics rejects Reid, Boxer probe
The Senate committee dismissed a complaint by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), saying his charges were not backed up by evidence, Mario Trujillo writes for The Hill.