MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS:

House GOP is delusional
Dana Milbank at The Washington Post is not a fan of the Republican strategy to defund ObamaCare.

The most underrated Congress of all-time
David Harsanyi at The Federalist argues that Speaker Boehner is an inadvertent hero.

Welcome to the age of unlimited government
Nick Gillespie at The Daily Beast details why he says libertarianism is on the rise.

The Banana Republicans
Joe Nocera at The New York Times says the GOP can’t break from its constant brinkmanship.

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Obama, Democrats reject Republican piecemeal approach
Bernie Becker and Russell Berman at The Hill report on the Democrats digging in their heels in the shutdown fight.

Obama schedules events to hammer Republicans on shutdown
Amie Parnes and Justin Sink at The Hill report on the president’s media blitz.