It’s another Saturday afternoon special edition of the Hinderaker-Ward Experience. John Hinderker of Power Line and Brian Ward of Fraters Libertas reconvene to review the critical issues of our times. Topics addressed:* The glory and labors of autumn* The federal government partial shutdown and debt ceiling increase, related but not congruent issues (with an appearance by Cartoon Obama)* The Obamacare roll out, unmitigated disaster or the dream of the Founders finally realized?* Loon of the Week, Sen. Bernie Sanders identifying the puppet masters behind the GOP plans* This Week in Gatekeeping, the Associated Press is featured, asking the question one TM as good as another?They are also joined by best selling novelist CJ Box. He talks about his latest book, The Highway, previews his next book in the Joe Pickett series, and recounts his run in with the enforcers of the National Parks Service.

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Finally, in the words of the cartoon version of our esteemed President: 

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