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October 16th, 2013
08:41 PM ET

Shutdown hits North Carolina's poor

Thousands of North Carolina families who need welfare assistance have had their funds cut by the government shutdown. CNN's René Marsh reports on their hopes for a deal in Congress.


Filed under: Government shutdown • North Carolina • Poverty • Rene Marsh
October 16th, 2013
08:37 PM ET

GOP top brass: We went too far

Sen. John McCain and other leaders in the Republican party question the GOP's tactics on the shutdown battle, saying it was a fight the party could never win - and one that may damage them long-term. CNN's Brian Todd reports.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Debt ceiling • GOP • Government shutdown
October 16th, 2013
07:22 PM ET

Done-deal follies: Bunny sex to mirrors

From bunny sex to mirrors to presidential psychoanalysis, CNN's Jeanne Moos has "Let's Make a Deal: D.C. Edition."


Filed under: Debt ceiling • Government shutdown • Jeanne Moos