Warren says no to 2016
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) last week told David Axelrod to “relax,” because she is not running for president in 2016,Bloomberg reports.

Supreme Court returns
Scotusblog reports that the Supreme Court returned from its summer recess and took up eight cases, one involving a copyright dispute over the 1980 movie “Raging Bull.”

Perry’s wife misspoke
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said his wife misspoke when she told a reporter that abortion is a woman’s right, Bloomberg writes.

Lawmakers shut down fundraising
The Sunlight Foundation has been tracking which members of Congress have canceled fundraisers amid the government shutdown.


Intelligence furloughs employees
Brendan Sasso at The Hill reports that intelligence agencies furloughed 70 percent of their civilian employees due to the government shutdown.

New House budget plan
House Republicans are offering a new proposal to fund small portions of the government amid the shutdown, including national parks, parts of the Department of Veterans Affairs and Washington, D.C., according to Russell Berman at The Hill.