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On Day One of the government shutdown, Sen. Dick Durbin blames Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Ted Cruz, and others for the "Tea Party" shutdown. The Democrat from Illinois tells Wolf Blitzer a meeting between Obama and Congressional leaders "will probably happen" soon.
Government workers furloughed because of the shutdown struggle with uncertainty and financial concerns. CNN's RenĂ© Marsh reports.
They've been called the "Suicide Caucus": The 80 Republican members of the House of Representatives who pushed their Speaker John Boehner to oppose a continuing resolution that funds the government unless it also de-funds Obamacare. Behind it all is one Congressman in particular, a freshman from North Carolina who many say is the architect of the shutdown. CNN's Brian Todd profiles Rep. Mark Meadows.
Where's the panda cam? John Boehner on Miley Cyrus's "Wrecking Ball"? Less than 24 hours in, the government shutdown has lead to lots of shout-downs and plenty of craziness. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Day one of a government shutdown hit America today, and there is no end in sight. CNN's Jim Acosta looks at the view from the White House and how Pres. Obama responded during his remarks in the Rose Garden, saying, "This Republican shutdown did not need to happen."
The Affordable Care Act's insurance exchange program went live online today across the country, but some users faced slow websites and error messages. CNN's Tom Foreman examines what went wrong.