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In 2010, the Supreme Court made a historic ruling in "Citizens United," eliminating limits on how much money corporations and unions could contribute to candidates for office. Now, individual donors like Shaun McCutcheon, want the same. CNN's Joe Johns reports on McCutcheon's case before the Supreme Court that could undercut most of the remaining rules on campaign contributions.
The partial government shutdown could be affecting how the Centers for Disease Control can track an outbreak of salmonella. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
In an hour-long news conference today, Pres. Obama addressed shutdown negotiations and the looming debt limit. Hours later, House Speaker John Boehner held his own news conference to jab back at the White House. CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the dueling addresses.
Chaos. Catastrophic. Apocalyptic.
Economists have thrown out some heavy words to describe what would happen if the U.S. defaulted on its credit. But what does it really mean for you? CNN's Tom Foreman looks at what could happen to your wallet, your home, your job, and your retirement if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling before its October 17th deadline.
Will Ferrell's fake anchorman Ron Burgundy becomes a real car salesman. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
"You have another version of reality."
Rep. Scott Garrett (R-NJ) and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY) get heated in a debate over raising the debt ceiling, ending the government shutdown, and tying Obamacare to debt negotiations.
Four American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this weekend, but their families will not get Pentagon funding to go to Dover Air Force Base to pay their respects. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the hold that the government shutdown has put on financial help for families of fallen troops.