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December 12th, 2014
06:40 PM ET

Spending bill drama plays out in Senate

CNN's Dana Bash reports on the Senate's struggle to pass the spending bill just in time to avert a government shutdown.

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Filed under: Dana Bash • Government shutdown • Politics • Senate
December 10th, 2013
08:06 PM ET

Ryan: Deal eliminates shutdown in January

Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray say they've reached a budget deal that will avert a government shutdown in January.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Paul Ryan
October 22nd, 2013
07:44 PM ET

GOP hits 20-year low

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.


Filed under: GOP • Government shutdown • John King • polls • Tea Party
October 18th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

Could the Democrats retake the House?

CNN's John King at the magic wall examines whether or not the shutdown could shake up the majority control in the House.

October 17th, 2013
07:55 PM ET

What did you miss during the shutdown?

The shutdown showdown in Washington stole the headlines for over two weeks, but there was plenty of other news going on in the United States and around the world. CNN's Jeanne Moos fills you in.


Filed under: Government shutdown • Jeanne Moos
October 17th, 2013
07:50 PM ET

Living in a parallel political universe

"The President and his republican critics live in what you might call a parallel political universe."

CNN's John King is at the magic wall to show how the electoral map influenced Wednesday's debt deal vote and how the vote will affect upcoming elections.


Filed under: Government shutdown • John King • Magic Wall • Politics
October 17th, 2013
07:47 PM ET

Pres. Obama prepares for more fights

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.

October 17th, 2013
07:25 PM ET

GOP fracturing after shutdown showdown

CNN's Dana Bash reports on the in-fighting among Congressional Republicans after parts of the GOP helped force the shutdown.


Filed under: Dana Bash • GOP • Government shutdown
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
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