Morning Must Reads: September 27

In the news: funding the government; US-Iran talks; Syria's chemical weapons; climate change is still our fault

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The early morning sun rises behind the US Capitol Building in Washington, DC.

  • “The Senate will conclude one of its more unpredictable — and stranger — weeks on Friday when it is expected to approve a bill to finance the federal government, including the health care law that Republicans have been trying to kill.” [NYT]
    • “House Republican leaders found themselves struggling to secure the votes on Thursday for a debt-ceiling measure they hoped to pass swiftly through the House as the latest salvo in a multifront fiscal fight.” [Hill]
    • Tensions among Senate Republicans boiled over in an angry exchange Thursday [L.A. Times]
    • Why Democrats Aren’t Falling for the GOP’s Obamacare Pitch [National Journal]
    • The Supreme Court’s Hands Aren’t Clean in Our National Nightmare [Atlantic]
  • “The U.S. and Iran held their highest-level talks in 36 years on Thursday, in what some officials present described as a substantial meeting over Tehran’s disputed nuclear program that could begin to counter decades of enmity.” [WSJ]
    • Why Obama Didn’t Meet Rouhani [WSJ]
  • “U.S. and Russian officials now believe that the vast majority of Syria’s nerve agent stockpile consists of ‘unweaponized’ liquid precursors that could be neutralized relatively quickly, lowering the risk that the toxins could be hidden away by the regime or stolen by terrorists.” [WashPost]
  • The IPCC climate change report: it’s still our fault [Economist]