Happy Birthday to Bob Odenkirk, 51.
1. Seth Masket with a good point about voters and the shutdown.
2. Agree with Ezra Klein: what matters for both Obama and for ACA is to get the thing working; his speeches don't really matter much (Note: Philip Klein made the same point on twitter at some point today, too. Good).
3. Sarah Kliff is on the ACA hotline.
4. Rand Paul and the truth, from Jill Lawrence.
5. And Dan Drezner on Prince Fielder and foreign policy think tanks.