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Dana Bash reports on the last-minute drama the freshman Texas Republican caused over the Senate's vote to raise the debt limit.
A divided U.S. House voted to raise the debt limit. The measure now goes to the Senate, which will vote Wednesday.
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.
News that broke during The Situation Room: Fitch Ratings, one of the big three credit rating agencies, put the U.S. credit rating on watch for downgrade because of the gridlock in Congress over the debt limit. Wolf Blitzer asks Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger and CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza what this means.
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.
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