MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS: 

Admiral fired amid Casino investigation 
A top U.S. admiral in charge of nuclear forces was fired Tuesday amid an investigation that he used phony chips at a casino, The Associated Press reports. 

Cruz commissioned his own poll
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) unveiled his own polling on the government shutdown during a closed-door meeting with Senate colleagues, the Washington Examiner reports.  

Craft brewers hit during shutdown
The Associated Press reports that a government agency that approves new breweries has been closed during the government shutdown.

NJ debate gets personal 
NBC details the debate between Cory Booker (D) and Steve Lonegan (R) one week before the Senate election in New Jersey. 


OTHER NEWS SOURCES: 

Yellen’s confirmation 
Peter Schroeder of The Hill reports that Janet Yellen’s confirmation in the Senate to head the Federal Reserve will be no cakewalk. 

The ice breaks in negotiations 
The Hill reports that President Obama and congressional Republicans have finally decided to negotiate.