Morning Must Reads: October 21

In the news: a humbled J.P. Morgan; gay marriage in New Jersey; sequestration round 2; the cost of living; DCCC out-raises NRCC; new CNN poll shows shut down hit hard the GOP

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

  • U.S. Deal with J.P. Morgan Followed a Crucial Call [NYT]
    • A Humbled Dimon Takes a Back Seat in Washington [WSJ]
  • Experts See Weeks of Work to Repair Health Care Exchanges [NYT]
  • DOD Gears Up for Sequestration Round 2 [Politico]
    • Budget Discord Simmers Among Democrats [WSJ]
  • “Wedding bells rang for the first time for same-sex couples in New Jersey just after midnight on Monday when the state became the 14th in the nation to legalize gay marriage.” [Reuters]
  • “New drugs could extend cancer patients’ lives—by days. At a cost of thousands and thousands of dollars. Prompting some doctors to refuse to use them.” [New York]
  • “The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee raised $8.4 million in September, according to an aide with the group, a significant sum more than a year before next year’s election. The haul dwarfs the $5.3 million collected last month by the National Republican Congressional Committee, which was again out-raised by House Democrats despite holding the majority.” [National Journal]
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch endorses no one for governor
  • “Just more than half the public says that it’s bad for the country that the GOP controls the House of Representatives, according to a new national poll conducted after the end of the partial government shutdown. And the CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that more than six in 10 Americans say that Speaker of the House John Boehner should be replaced.” [CNN]