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Wolf Blitzer asks Rep. Peter King, a moderate Republican from New York and fierce critic of the Tea Party, if he will switch parties because of the government shutdown and debt ceiling debates. Rep. King fires back, defending his conservative credentials and calling Sen. Ted Cruz a "Republican in Name Only."
Howard Schultz is not afraid of jumping into the fray. The CEO of Starbucks has weighed in on another political fight - this time writing a petition to Washington and posting it in stores across the country. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports.
Washington's Mayor Vincent Gray confronts Harry Reid on the steps of the Capitol Building, warning the Senate Majority leader that his city is running out of money. CNN's Brian Todd reports on how the shutdown is hitting the nation's capital.
The top conservatives of the GOP descended on Washington this week for the annual Values Voter Summit. CNN's Erin McPike reports on the freshman senator from Texas - and the architect of the government shutdown - and his starring role at the conference.
Watch Drew Griffin's full report on the Utah project above.
Syria has been given a year to eliminate its chemical weapons arsenal, or face the threat of a U.S. military strike. Yet it may come as a surprise that the United States has still not destroyed all of its massive supply of deadly nerve agents.
In fact, neither has Russia. Both Washington and Moscow signed the Chemical Weapons Convention of the 1990s, which forbid the use, production and stockpiling of chemical weapons.FULL STORY
Fed up with Congress? CNN's Jeanne Moos says give 'em a piece of your mind - after a couple of beverages.
Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about ending the government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling, and fighting Washington's political stalemate.