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After the government shutdown and debt ceiling debacle, ratings for the GOP and the Tea Party are at historic lows, according to a new national poll. CNN's John King breaks down the numbers.
CNN's Dana Bash reports on the in-fighting among Congressional Republicans after parts of the GOP helped force the shutdown.
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.
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."
They've been called the "Suicide Caucus": The 80 Republican members of the House of Representatives who pushed their Speaker John Boehner to oppose a continuing resolution that funds the government unless it also de-funds Obamacare. Behind it all is one Congressman in particular, a freshman from North Carolina who many say is the architect of the shutdown. CNN's Brian Todd profiles Rep. Mark Meadows.
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 Dana Bash interviews Sen. Ted Cruz, who wants fellow Republican senators to join him in his effort to fight against cloture and to filibuster a resolution that would fund the government and Obamacare.
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.
The crisis in Syria, a looming government shutdown, an economic recovery still considered anemic–President Obama has been taking a lot of heat recently. Nine months into his second term, his domestic agenda appears to be in trouble. CNN's Athena Jones reports on the escalating battle between the White House and House Republicans.