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Wolf Blitzer asks the White House Press Secretary about the impending government shutdown and whether Pres. Obama will compromise.
What do Monica Lewinsky and a government shutdown have in common? CNN's Jeanne Moos compares 2013 to 1995.
At midnight, the federal government may shut down, but 12:01am also marks the start of something new: Insurance exchanges under the Affordable Care Act begin. CNN's Tom Foreman explains the different Obamacare exchanges and how parts of the health care plan apply to everyone.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz responds to the potential government shutdown by suggesting specific funding proposals.
News that broke in The Situation Room: CNN's Dana Bash reports that as the clock ticked down to a shutdown, some moderate Republicans are beginning an effort to fund the government with no strings attached.
Wolf Blitzer pushes Rep. Michele Bachmann to answer for some of her claims about Obamacare.
As news spread that Pres. Obama had called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, Reza Sayah reports live from Tehran with reaction from the Iranian people.
It was a 15-minute phone call 34 years in the making: Pres. Obama called Iranian Pres. Hassan Rouhani, marking the first conversation between the two country's leaders since the Islamic revolution seized power in Iran in 1979. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the details of the call and what issues the two countries may solve diplomatically.
They've been called "creepy," "cynical," and even "deplorable" and "sexist"– a series of web ads that urge young people to opt out of Obamacare. They've become so controversial, even Pres. Obama weighed in, referencing the ads in a speech on Thursday. But now add to the debate some questions over who funded the campaign. CNN's Brian Todd talks to the president of the organization that launched the viral videos in his first television interview.
"Shut down Blackberry, shut down equipment, and go home." That's the message that federal employees are getting from their bosses today as they prepare for a potential government shutdown. CNN's Chris Lawrence details the possible fate of federal employees during a shutdown.