Prospects slim to avert government shutdown: Democrats and Republicans did little but blame each other as they dug in for an increasingly likely shutdown set to begin at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday. Noah Bierman reports.
In GOP, no voices that can bring unity or compromise: Top leaders are fighting amongst themselves over the pending double-barreled threats of a government shutdown and debt default. Matt Viser reports.
He says vote, but doesn't: The Rev. Eugene Rivers 3d laments over what he views as a wasted opportunity for the black community in the mayor's race, yet didn't vote himself. Adrian Walker reports.
NYC mayoral favorite Bill de Blasio has Mass. roots: Decades before his surprising political success, he was making his mark on a smaller stage, as a student activist in Cambridge. Michael Levenson reports.