Sens. Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker support House government funding bill, reject amendments-Nooga

Corker questions Sen. Ted Cruz’s tactics on Senate floor-Nooga

Alexander not in “shut-down-the-government” crowd over disputed funding bill-Nooga

Rep. Joe Carr stands by survey answers after plagiarism accusations-Nooga


Mayor Andy Berke asks for feedback on the Wilcox Tunnel-WRCB

Citizens group urges city to appeal judge’s order on reinstatement of fired officers-Times Free Press

Chattanooga-area jobless rate remains above U.S. average-Times Free Press

Ready, set-hold on: Affordable Care Act starts Tuesday, but there are hurdles at the starting line-Times Free Press

Gov. Bill Haslam: Medicaid talks don’t hinge on health exchange-Tennessean

Haslam decision on Medicaid expansion still on hold-News Sentinel

Tennessee wine-in-grocery-stores bill could be revived in House-Tennessean

Federal government shutdown bodes ill for Tennessee-Tennessean

Officials plan for possible park closures-News Sentinel

Lawmakers dig in as shutdown approaches-Wall Street Journal

Washington braces for first shutdown of the national government in 17 years-Washington Post

Congress in game of chicken as shutdown looms-Reuters

Obama and Ryan stay on sidelines on budget-Wall Street Journal

Small percentage of lawmakers served during 1990s shutdown-The Hill

Government shutdown would threaten fragile economy-Politico

Obamacare medical device tax assumes big role in spending battle-Politico

Justice Department to sue North Carolina over voting law-Washington Post

Al-Qaida plot leak has undermined U.S. intelligence-NY Times