MORNING READ

FROM THE BLOGS: 

Silver on the shutdown
Nate Silver offers context and history to the government shutdown and what it means, or doesn’t, for the 2014 elections.

Furloughs during the shutdown
The Washington Post charts how the government shutdown has affected different federal departments. 

If not Gerrymandering
An op-ed in Bloomberg View argues that gerrymandering of congressional districts did not cause the government shutdown

Cash in Hart
Yahoo News reports on a protest against Monsanto involving bags of cash in the Senate’s Hart Office Building

OTHER NEWS SOURCES:

Yoho opposes back pay
Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.), after voting to give back pay to furloughed workers, says he is now against the idea, Mario Trujillo writes for The Hill

No deal yet
The Hill reports President Obama and congressional leaders have vowed to continue budget discussions.