News You Should Know: October 1, 2013

CNN 130913162238-federal-government-shutdown-620xaWho Goes to Work? Who Stays Home?

See which employees of the Federal government had to work today despite the shutdown, and which ones are staying home. (New York Times)

Obamacare Launches Today—What Happens Now?

Today is the beginning of a new era in healthcare in America. The Affordable Care Act “Obamacare” begins its roll out, and there are a few things you should know. (Huffington Post)

The Dishonesty of Voter ID Laws

The Department of Justice is going after North Carolina’s recently created voter ID law. While some argue that voter ID laws are a necessary means to protect the integrity of the ballot box, the Federal government is arguing that there are other motives at play. (New York Times)