National Headlines 9-18-13

House Republicans up ante in showdown over federal shutdown (The Hill)

Hagel Orders Reviews of Security Procedures and Clearances (New York Times)

Aaron Alexis’ mother: ‘My heart is broken’ over Navy Yard shooting (CNN)

House GOP Ties Government Funding to Health Law (Wall Street Journal)

Political donations from vets scammer downplayed (Associated Press)

Court decides if gay juror can be taken off case (Associated Press)

Wendy Davis to possibly announce run for Texas governor (Los Angeles Times)

Receding Colorado floodwaters reveal devastation, danger (Fox News)

GOP Sen. Rand Paul, Democratic senators push for overhaul of mandatory minimum sentences (Associated Press)

Idaho Man Pleads Guilty in 2011 White House Shooting (Bloomberg)

Activists arrested after Obama nixes stopping deportations (NBC Latino)