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From bunny sex to mirrors to presidential psychoanalysis, CNN's Jeanne Moos has "Let's Make a Deal: D.C. Edition."
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.
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 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."
Howard Schultz is not afraid of jumping into the fray. The CEO of Starbucks has weighed in on another political fight - this time writing a petition to Washington and posting it in stores across the country. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports.
Washington's Mayor Vincent Gray confronts Harry Reid on the steps of the Capitol Building, warning the Senate Majority leader that his city is running out of money. CNN's Brian Todd reports on how the shutdown is hitting the nation's capital.
The top conservatives of the GOP descended on Washington this week for the annual Values Voter Summit. CNN's Erin McPike reports on the freshman senator from Texas - and the architect of the government shutdown - and his starring role at the conference.
Wolf Blitzer talks to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about ending the government shutdown, raising the debt ceiling, and fighting Washington's political stalemate.