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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.
From bunny sex to mirrors to presidential psychoanalysis, CNN's Jeanne Moos has "Let's Make a Deal: D.C. Edition."
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.
With little more than 24 hours until the U.S. debt ceiling deadline, House Republicans struggle to get the votes for a spending bill that would reopen the government and raise the debt limit. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about ending the government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling, and fighting Washington's political stalemate.
There's been some confusion over a government default - what would it mean for the U.S., and what would happen if we actually defaulted? CNN's Tom Foreman gives a virtual look at the different semantics and the timeline of events.
"You want to have this conversation by yourself, or you want to engage here?"
A fiery debate that you don't want to miss: Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA) and Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) go at it over the debt ceiling and the government's potential debt default.
What do cicadas and doggy odors have to do with the shutdown? CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the metaphor overload.
No one knows what exactly would happen if Congress did not raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaulted. Two economists debate the catastrophic forecasts many are predicting: the Wall Street Journal's Stephen Moore, former president of the Club for Growth, and the University of California, Berkeley's Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.