A very real crisis is brewing as House Speaker John Boehner wrestles with his conference over how to handle short term spending and the prospect of a government shutdown.
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rogers, one of Boehner’s top deputies, joins us on the shutdown showdown, GOP infighting, and the deal to raise the nation’s debt limit.
The health insurance exchanges established by the Affordable Care Act - or Obamacare - will open for business on Tuesday. Two of Washington’s best-known doctors: Republican Senator John Barrasso and Former Vermont Governor and DNC Chief Howard Dean on the politics and practicality of the law.
Our panel includes former White House Chief of Staff John Podesta, Former U.S. Congressman Artur Davis, Washington Post Columnist Ruth Marcus, and CNN Commentator Ben Ferguson.
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$1.4 billion. That’s how much the most recent federal government shutdowns – a combined 26 days in 1995 and 1996 – cost the country, according to the Congressional Research Service. In five days, hundreds of thousands of federal employees may again be asked to stay home from work. National parks and museums? Closed. Passport and gun applications? Unprocessed. Don’t worry, our military will stay at the ready – but servicemen and women will be paid in IOUs. Lawmakers are expected to work through the weekend toward a spending agreement so, as you can imagine, things remain extremely fluid on Capitol Hill.