Chapter one of the quixotic “defund” saga is officially in the books. The US House of Representatives voted 239-189 today to pass a stop-gap budget — or “continuing resolution” — that would fund the federal government for roughly three months starting on October 1. It would also strip funding for the president’s so-called “Affordable” Care Act. Just two hyper-endangered Democrats voted with the GOP, with one Republican voting to oppose the continuing resolution process. The Obamacare defunding provision is dead on arrival in the Democrat-controlled Senate, but House Republicans are hoping to force votes in the upper chamber that could make some vulnerable incumbents sweat: