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October 1st, 2013
08:11 PM ET

Government shutdown's architect & the "Suicide Caucus"

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.


Filed under: Brian Todd • GOP • Government shutdown • Mark Meadows