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Sunday on State of the Union
October 3rd, 2013
11:10 PM ET

Sunday on State of the Union

A double crisis in Washington.  In the midst of a government shutdown, the United States faces a deadline to raise its debt ceiling.

Treasury secretary Jack Lew joins us to talk about the consequences of a possible default, the impact of the shutdown and the economy.

Plus, he has been taking heat from some members of his own party for his push to defund Obamacare.  Republican Senator Ted Cruz joins us for an exclusive interview.

We tackle the politics of the shutdown with our panel, Rep. Donna Edwards, Rep. Steve king, CNN crossfire host Stephanie Cutter and CNN Political Commentator Ross Douthat.

Watch Sunday at 9a and noon ET.


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What we're watching today
October 3rd, 2013
05:19 PM ET

What we're watching today

1) The Shutdown: Day 3. No deal in sight as Republican and Democratic lawmakers dig in and President Obama goes on the offensive, blaming the House GOP and Speaker John Boehner for the partial government shutdown. He told a crowd in Maryland that "there's one way out" of the stalemate. "Congress has to pass a budget that funds our government with no partisan strings attached."

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State of the Union fast facts
October 3rd, 2013
01:16 PM ET

State of the Union fast facts

By CNN's Jen Buesinger

We’re a small staff here at State of the Union and Reliable Sources.   Our team of 15 includes people of all ages, shapes, sizes, and skill sets.  Here are 10 things you need to know about us.

1. We come from all parts of the United States: Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Texas, Utah, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. One staffer is from the UK.

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