Boehner pulled from two directions: House Speaker John Boehner's inability to harness arch-conservatives is a central thread in the first government shutdown in 17 years. Noah Bierman reports from Washington in the Globe's continuing, exclusive BROKEN CITY SERIES - which examines politics in an age of paralysis.
- Obama exhorts leaders to halt shutdown: Despite President Obama's warnings about the need to prevent a debt default, a meeting between top Democrats and Republicans offered little hope. National political reporter Matt Viser details.
- Shutdown delays experimental treatment for Cape patient: Patients and health officials fear the consequences of a long shutdown, which is already halting new clinical trials. Health reporter Deborah Kotz details the case of a Mass. man with metastatic cancer.
Standoff in D.C. worries Boston Fed chief: The budget standoffs in Washington have the potential to derail the nation's economic growth, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston said. Economic reporter Megan Woolhouse details.
- Shutdown ill-timed in Salem: A closed visitor center in tourist-friendly Salem? In October, of all months? Reporter Peter Schworm with more on the impact on the Halloween capital of the region.
- Laboring over a political position: Aw, come on, Marty Walsh. I just got done telling people there was more to you than the labor thing, says columnist Yvonne Abraham.
- National GOP could be an albatross for Charlie Baker: The gubernatorial candidate faces a tough road as a Republican in a state dominated by Democrats. Columnist Joan Vennochi writes.
- Candidates address minority officers at forum: Reporter Wesley Lowery details the mayoral candidates' latest appearance together, as they were grilled by minority police officers.