CNN’s POLITICAL GUT CHECK | for August 23, 2013 | 5 p.m.
— n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
JUST IN: VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN GIVES UPDATE ON THE CONDITION OF BEAU … “I just want you all to know since so many of you have asked me about my son … things are good at home in Delaware. My son Beau is fine, sends his love. … He’s doing well; he’s anxious to get back to work.”
TSUNAMI DEVELOPING: SEN. TED CRUZ TELLS CANDY CROWLEY HE’LL ENCOURAGE A ‘TSUNAMI’ AGAINST OBAMACARE … “The House of Representatives should pass a continuing resolution that funds the federal government in its entirety, every aspect of the federal government, except ObamaCare … President Obama, Harry Reid, will scream and holler that the mean, nasty Republicans are threatening to shut down the government. And at that point, Republicans have to do something we haven't done in a long time - stand up and win the argument. …”