6:10 Texas Senator Ted Cruz will filibuster the bill the House passed to defund Obamacare.

6:15 Mitt Romney’s campaign advisor writes the battle over Obamacare and the government shutdown won’t hurt Republicans in 2014.

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6:28 Global warming is on a hiatus.

6:44 President Obama says he quit smoking because he’s scared of his wife.

6:46 The New York TImes is reporting that lower health care premiums will come at the cost of fewer choices.

7:13 Mayor Michael Nutter is going to Washington to address inner city violence.

7:16 Comedian Louis C.K. says smart phones are a problem for society.

7:22 Writer Daniel Engber responds that Louis C.K. is wrong about smart phones.

7:43 Roy Halladay has probably pitched his last game for the Phillies.

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7:45 House Majority Leader Eric Cantor was in Philadelphia to promote access to charter schools.

7:57 An article in USA Today questions the viability of high-deductible health care plans.

8:12 Kurt Schlichter writes for Townhall that Ted Cruz’s strategy to defund Obamacare may actually be a win for Republicans.

8:26 A filibuster by Ted Cruz could leave House Republicans with little time to respond to the Senate.

8:45 A new poll of likely voters shows Corey Booker ahead of Steve Lonegan by twelve points in their race for Senate in New Jersey.

8:47 Property taxes are up 13% since Chris Christie took office in New Jersey.

9:13 Lois Lerner is retiring from the IRS.

9:27 Republican leadership in the Senate will not support the Ted Cruz filibuster.

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9:40 Chris talks to Comedian Jimmy Shubert, who will be performing at Helium Comedy Club tomorrow night.