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Tea Party rallies around Ted Cruz as he denounces "terrible" shutdown deal

Shutdown: a drama in many episodes (FT, £) The problem with a chain of events like this is thinking people can’t be as daft as that, writes Robert Shrimpsley. 

Ed Miliband can still win the welfare debate (Times, £) Tough love and job creation might just outweigh Labour’s biggest weaknesses, says Jenni Russell.

We will be hearing more from Ted Cruz (FT, £) The GOP’s brinkmanship has squandered so much in such a short time and achieved nothing,…

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