Get your daily scoop of what State of the Union is watching today, October 10, 2013.
1) Let's make a deal (sort of). House Republican leaders are offering a new plan to raise the nation's debt limit for six weeks in exchange for negotiations with President Obama and congressional Democrats over broader fiscal issues. The proposal doesn't include reopening the government. "It's time for these negotiations and this conversation to begin," House Speaker John Boehner said. "And I would hope that the President will look at this as an opportunity and a good faith effort on our part to move halfway, halfway to what he has demanded.” After meeting a meeting with President Obama at the White House Thursday, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid said Democrats still insist and end to the government shutdown before any new negotiations begin. “The government should be open now, “Reid said. “We should be able to pay our debts. And as we’ve said and will continue saying, we – if that happens – we’ll negotiation on anything, anything. And the President confirmed that today.”
The government shutdown drags on and the full faith and credit of the United States goes down to the wire. In an exclusive interview, we’ll ask Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) why Republicans are losing the blame game over the stalemate.
Plus, a deal is in the works to end the crisis in Washington – but does it kick the can to holiday time? Two Senators who are trying to dig the way out of the fiscal mess — Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
Then, the political fallout with former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, Crossfire co-host Newt Gingrich and Former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn.
Watch Sunday at 9am and 12pm ET on CNN.