Morning Must Reads: October 4

In the news: no jobs report, Obama's cancelled trip to Asia , and just how angry Americans are at the government over the shutdown.

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The US Capitol in Washington is seen on September 30, 2013 , a day before the government shutdown began.

  • “A certain shutdown narrative has become all-too-familiar: It is holding us back from gazing at the National Zoo’s pandas throughout the day and perusing the halls and walkways of our national museums and parks. But for millions of the nations poor, the situation could soon be far more serious, and simply moving a gate or clicking on a link to another video won’t solve their problems.” [TIME]
  • Today marks day 4 of the government shutdown and Politico writes, “The first week of the shutdown saw little more than press conferences and political stunts, with lawmakers prioritizing insults rather than showing progress toward reopening the government and avoiding a looming default.” [Politico]
  • President Obama has canceled his entire trip to Asia in the wake of the shutdown. Press Secretary Jay Carney said in a statement, “This completely avoidable shutdown is setting back our ability to create jobs through promotion of U.S. exports and advance U.S. leadership and interests in the largest emerging region in the world.” [Washington Post
  • “The hard-line stance of Republican House members on the government shutdown is generating increasing anger among senior Republican officials, who say the small bloc of conservatives is undermining the party and helping President Obama just as the American people appeared to be losing confidence in him.” [NYT]
  • Miriam Carey, the 34-year-old woman who officials are saying the black Infiniti that drove into the Capitol was registered to, may have been suffering from depression. Officials believe it was Carey who led the fatal car chase into D.C. on Thursday evening. [Washington Post]  
  • “The American League of Lobbyists on Thursday blasted a Democratic lawmaker for proposing that lobbyists be banned from congressional office buildings during the government shutdown.” [The Hill]
  • The monthly jobs report isn’t coming out today, but feds are keeping themselves busy with different numbers [Businessweek]
  • CBS News poll shows just how Americans are angry at the government over the shutdown: 87% say they’re unhappy with Washington; 44% say they’re dissatisfied, and 43% expressed out right anger. But there’s hope, about 2% say they’re “enthusiastic.” At least it’s something, right? [Politico]
  • U.S. and Israel Share a Goal in Iran Talks, but Not a Strategy [NYT]