Morning News & Politics: Poll Shows Republican Popularity At Historic Low…AND MORE!

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Government Shutdown Continues Without Resolution

Here’s incentive for congressional Republicans to end the government shutdown. The GOP’s popularity has crashed significantly and Americans are blaming the Republican Party more for the shutdown than President Obama. That’s not it — the party’s popularity has declined to its lowest level in history, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Read about it, here…[NBC]

Another day, another fraternity, and another case of accepted rape culture. An email sent to prospective new members of Alpha Tau Omega at Vanderbilt University made light of a recent rape case that occurred at the school. The email, which announced upcoming events, including a Monday Night Football viewing, said this: “We have refreshments and stadium seating. This will be a rape-free event…I promise. Football is safe again.” The author of the email was referencing the current rape case involving four former members of the Vanderbilt football team. Not funny dude. [DailyMail]

Sorry Malala. The team tasked with dismantling and destroying Syria’s chemical weapon stockpile has been awarded the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize for its “extensive efforts to eliminate chemical weapons.” The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) is currently working in Damascus to destroy Syrian President Bashar Assad’s arsenal of chemical weapons. [HuffPost]

The father who set out on a cross-country walk to raise awareness about LGBT youth after his gay teen committed suicide has died after being struck by a truck in Colorado. Joe Bell was midway through his tribute walk across America for 15-year-old son Jadin Bell. Read about it, here…[HuffPost]

Talk about disrespectful. A Second Amendment group has decided to declare the first year anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre “Guns Save Lives Day.” They have not yet decided what the day will entail, but they want to get the message across that “there’s a good side to guns.” Have several seats…[SeattleTimes]

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