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CNN's Dana Bash reports on a Republican bill to permanently reinstate canceled insurance policies that passed the House with Democratic support - and struck a big blow to the Obama administration.
The day after the shutdown showdown finally ended, Pres. Obama is trying to refocus his energy on his second term agenda. Will he be able to make progress on issues like immigration reform, a budget agreement, or the farm bill? CNN's Brianna Keilar reports.
Female lawmakers play a key role in trying to end the current partisan gridlock in Washington. Could having more women leaders solve our problems? CNN's Athena Jones reports.
Short-term bandages have become the new norm in Washington, and a political expert says the environment in Washington has become so toxic that there is little chance of a grand bargain - now, and going forward. CNN's Brian Todd reports.
Fed up with Congress? CNN's Jeanne Moos says give 'em a piece of your mind - after a couple of beverages.
Hundreds of thousands of federal employees have been furloughed, but Congress's gym, declared "essential," remains open. CNN's Erin McPike takes a look at the pains and perks of the government shutdown.
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.
CNN's Erin McPike reports on dissension in the Republican Party as the deadline for the government shutdown approaches.
With a government shutdown just days away, Congressional Republicans are fighting among themselves: Some, like Rep. Sean Duffy (WI), will vote to avoid a government shutdown only if Congress defunds Obamacare. Others, such as Rep. Peter King (NY), are calling that tactic a lost cause.
A House Republican bill to fund the government and avoid a government shutdown includes one hurdle– it defunds Obamacare. The White House and Senate Democrats say it's a nonstarter. CNN's Dana Bash reports on where things stand in the negotiations.