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Good day to all.

Government Shutdown, Day 9 

– Day 9 (am I seriously saying that?) of the Shutdown can be found here.

Boehner sends a small delegation to Obama as if they were both far away (they are in the capital for Christ-sake) while the White House will invite all Republicans and Democratic lawmakers this week. 

– The backlash that some expect to the Tea Party in the Republican party is not coming. Only 18% of Republicans think that the Tea Party gets “too much” attention by the Republican party.

– Tomorrow, 90% of our nuclear reactor inspectors will be furloughed. 

Miners, drillers and loggers, all are allowed in our parks as employees are not. 

– Gallup Poll: 28% of respondents support Republicans, lowest since 1992.

– Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) states government can’t default if it’s shutdown. Hey, listen, is there a constitutional amendment to just kick a person out of Congress? Maybe send them on a boat to an island with no means of escape?

What’s it like to be furloughed? 

“Have the Democrats already lost?”

– The White House has restored benefits to families with fallen soldiers.

Congress only has an approval rating of 5% while Obama has an approval rating of 37%. 

International Developments

– Pew Research Poll: 51% of Americans want to cut off military aid to Egypt to “pressure Egyptian government” as the US suspends part of the aid to Egypt.

– The revival of Christianity in Uganda leads the disturbing anti-gay sentiment 

– Last night on the Daily Show, Jon Stewart had Malala Yousafzai on his program and you can catch the three parts here.

– How the al-Shabaab raid in Somalia went wrong.

Sochi 2014 is shaping to be one costly Olympic game. [cont’d.]

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