Morning Round-Up 10-8 - The American Spectator | USA News and Politics
Morning Round-Up 10-8

What [the Devil’s] doing now is getting people not to believe in him or in God. He’s much more successful that way. –Justice Antonin Scalia

Morning Headlines


Associated Press

  1. US Adults Score Below Average on Worldwide Test
  2. Man Who Set Self on Fire on National Mall from NJ
  3. Senate Dems to Try Passing Debt Ceiling Increase


  1. Where’s Joe Biden?
  2. POLITICO poll: Government shutdown backlash boosts Terry McAuliffe
  3. Is Obamacare still the point?


  1. U.S. still in fiscal deadlock, but glimmers of hope emerge
  2. Arizona plans to require citizenship proof for state elections
  3. California governor vetoes jury service for non-citizens

Wall Street Journal

  1. Software, Design Defects Cripple Health-Care Website
  2. Boehner Ties Deal to Talks on Debt
  3. Prospect of Long Shutdown Stokes Concern

Washington Post

  1. Government shutdown won’t kill economy but debt ceiling could be catastrophe
  2. Obama, Senate Dems hope to break logjam soon with debt ceiling bill
  3. State campaign contributions could be on the line today at the Supreme Court

Washington Times

  1. Inside the GOP’s backroom infighting sparked by Ted Cruz’s shutdown drama
  2. Catholic priests booted from bases as shutdown trickles to military
  3. Jimmy Carter: Today’s middle class was my administration’s poverty level


Associated Press

  1. Taliban Shooting Survivor Speaks in “I Am Malala”
  2. Chemical Weapons Chief Reports on Syria Mission
  3. Spain, Italy Lack Jobs Skills Needed For Recovery


  1. Special Report: The Darfur conflict’s deadly gold rush
  2. North Korea puts army on alert, warns U.S. of ‘horrible disaster’
  3. Budget impasse forces U.S. to cancel drill with Japan

Wall Street Journal

  1. Past Rifts Over Greece Cloud Talks on Rescue
  2. Boat Tragedy Prompts New Look at Migration Policy in Europe
  3. Irish Doctors Strike Over Long Hours

Washington Post

  1. Ban Ki-moon outlines plan for larger Syria mission
  2. Analysts: Ikrima target of U.S. raid in Somalia has tried to extend al-Shabab’s reach in Kenya
  3. China’s Xi takes advantage of Obama absence from Asia Pacific trade summit

Top Conservative Stories of the Day:

The American Conservative

  1. How Washington Tipped Off al-Qaeda
  2. Sometimes the Thugs and Knuckleheads Are One and the Same

The Blaze

  1. Obamacare Supporter: ‘Of course I want people to have health care, I just didn’t realize I would be the one who was going to pay for it personally’
  2. Jay Carney Snaps at ABC News Reporter Who Called Him Out Over Boehner Comments: ‘That’s Not What He Said’


  1. Obamacare Website Goes Offline for Repairs Again
  2. Exclusive—Fraud, Identity Theft & Forgery: Study Exhaustively Lists Laws Broken by Illegal Immigrants

 The Daily Caller     

  1. Obama’s hometown government proposes dumping 400 part-timers from health plan
  2. ACLU, Freedom From Religion Foundation pocket $80,000 off Jesus portrait shakedown

  1. Roll Over Plan: Treasury Needed to Pay Off Record $7.5T in Maturing Debt in FY 2013, Issued $8.3T New Debt; Increased Net Debt $777B
  2. Let’s Move? Park Police: ‘It’s Against the Law’ to Use Mt. Vernon Trail

National Review

  1. Medieval Liberals
  2. Vindictive Shutdown Theater

Washington Free Beacon

  1. Darrell Issa: IRS Officials Sent Private Data Over Personal Email Accounts
  2. Terror Raids Ignore Benghazi Suspects

Top Liberal Stories of the Day:

The Daily Beast

  1. Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Political Parties
  2. Republican Debt-Ceiling ‘Truthers’ Are Risking Financial Disaster

Huffington Post

  1. Debt Ceiling: Senate Republicans Flirt With Default
  2. Poll: Republicans’ Handling of Shutdown Increasingly Unpopular

Talking Points Memo

  1. Meet Nine Republicans Down for Defaulting on the National Debt
  2. No Big Thang


      1. The Complete Guide to the Rise of the Debt Ceiling Truthers


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