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On Day One of the government shutdown, Sen. Dick Durbin blames Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Ted Cruz, and others for the "Tea Party" shutdown. The Democrat from Illinois tells Wolf Blitzer a meeting between Obama and Congressional leaders "will probably happen" soon.
CNN's Jeanne Moos counts down the top eight wackiest moments of the Ted Cruz talk-a-thon.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has been a strong Republican ally of the White House. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been supportive of the president's plan to strike Syria– until now. He tells CNN's Dana Bash that Pres. Obama is "not comfortable" being commander-in-chief.
Sen. Mitch McConnell is the only Congressional leader who has not spoken out in support of Pres. Obama's strikes on Syria. Is it because he faces a Tea Party challenger in the primary ahead of his 2014 re-election campaign? CNN's John King takes a look at the senator's strategy.
Fresh from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on strikes in Syria, Sen. John McCain gives Wolf Blitzer his thoughts on how Tuesday's hearings went and where the crisis in Syria stands now.
CNN's Dana Bash grabs Sen. Bob Corker after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on strikes in Syria and gets his reaction to Sec. John Kerry's testimony.
With his meteoric rise and potential Senate candidacy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has many comparing him to Pres. Obama. Jim Acosta reports on the man expected to win today's Democratic primary in New Jersey.
A new Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security and a 700-mile border fence. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
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Democrats pull out all the stops to hold a Massachusetts Senate seat. CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
NJ Gov. Chris Christie upset the GOP and Democrats with his call for an election to fill Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat.