1. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN:
Expect 'already kind of crappy' morale to go downhill fast, former EPA officials warn
The looming federal shutdown is dredging up bad memories for U.S. EPA veterans who were on staff the last time the government shuttered. With less than 24 hours remaining until agencies could be forced to close, former Clinton administration officials are feeling déjà vu after experiencing the shutdowns in 1995 and 1996 -- and they warn it could be even worse this time around.