Political Headlines - October 9, 2013

  • Obama, GOP escalate the rhetoric on shutdown: Leaders amped up their rhetoric as the standoff over the shutdown and a potential default on the nation's debt reached a new level of discord. Noah Bierman and Matt Viser report. 


  • Walsh wins first round: John Barros and Felix Arroyo endorsed Martin Walsh for mayor, upending assumptions about which camp will win progressives and people of color. Adrian Walker reports. 


  • Fuel aid in Mass. halted by shutdown: Federal fuel assitance will be cut off to tens of thousands of poor and elderly residents just as the heating season gets underway. Erin Ailworth reports.