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MORNING BANTER: Newspapers Speak Out, The Senate Deadlocks, Christie Photobombs Himself, and Louis CK Writes A New Show

It's Wednesday; it is what you make of it. Here's what's happening on the interweb:
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It's Wednesday; it is what you make of it. Here's what's happening on the interweb:

1. Major Newspapers Speak Out Against Iran Sanctions Bill

The editorial boards of multiple major newspapers have spoken out this week against a controversial Iran sanctions bill. The bill, backed by Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), would penalize Iran if it violates terms of an interim nuclear deal or fails to reach a final agreement, and could push the U.S. toward war. Which would, ya know, suck.

2. Unemployment Benefits Won’t Be Extended Until At Least Late January As Senate Deadlocks

Negotiations to extend emergency benefits for the long-term jobless deadlocked in the Senate on Tuesday. That leaves more than 1.3 million people without federal unemployment aid at least until late January when lawmakers are likely to resume consideration of the legislation or until whenever they feel like it because who gives a crap anyway? What's a few more weeks? Game of Thrones won't be back until April. Now that's going to be a long wait.

3. Photo Surfaces Showing Chris Christie with David Wildstein While Lane Closures Were Underway in Fort Lee

The Wall Street Journal discovered a photo of Christie palling around with Wildstein on September 11, 2013 — which also happened to be Day Three of the lane closures and traffic jams across the river. Talk about wrong place, wrong time...

4. Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis Are Writing a New Show Together

Last month, Louis C.K. signed a deal with FX to develop and produce new series, and now FX has announced that a new series is already in the works under the new deal that C.K. is writing, with fellow comic Zach Galifianakis, set to star.

Thank God Louie saved Zach Galifianakis from a lifetime of Hangover sequels and type-casting. The man that once did this to close a stand-up special deserves a better ending than that.