Public opposes online voting
A poll commissioned by USA Today before the shutdown finds many people support a number of election reforms, but not online voting.

Churchill bust to the Capitol
A bust of Winston Churchill will adorn the Capitol at the request of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Los Angeles Times reports.  

Steve King won’t forfeit salary 
The Huffington Post reports that Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said he does not know if he is getting paid during the government shutdown but is not planning on giving it up.

‘Unborn’ question makes it on Colorado ballots
Some abortion activists are worried that a ballot measure in 2014 could curb abortion rights if passed, The Associated Press reports. 


Senate could miss debt deadline
The Hill’s Peter Schroeder outlines the legislative steps necessary to approve a budget deal, which could extend beyond the debt-limit deadline. 

Union-opposed tax explained
The Hill’s Elise Viebeck outlines the reinsurance tax in ObamaCare that will likely be part of a budget deal.