Tuesday Morning Political Mix
Good morning, fellow political junkies. It's Day 8 of the partial shutdown of the federal government. Among the only certainties: many federal workers are a day closer to missing a paycheck and the nation is a day closer to the hitting the debt ceiling.
While no solution to the shutdown appears close, official Washington seems to be shifting its attention to fight over raising the debt-ceiling. Indeed, the two fights appear to be merging, suggesting that they'll both be resolved together.
With that as the backdrop, here are some of the more interesting stories of greater or lesser political import that caught my eye this morning.