There are lots of breaking developments out of Washington today.
Tonight we are answering your questions about the shooting and the shutdown.
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Live on-line chat begins at 9:15 pm E.T.
The video is shocking and it is resonating with Americans across the country. A group of bikers attack an SUV on the streets of New York. The AC360 Later panel debates whether the tape tells the whole story.
Mia Farrow making headlines today, by suggesting for the first time that Frank Sinatra might be the father of her son Ronan, not Woody Allen. We learn a lot about Anderson's family life as he opens up about his mother's relationship with Sinatra.
National Intelligence Director James Clapper told a Senate panel that the shutdown is extremely damaging to intelligence operations, and seriously harms our ability to protect the safety of the nation. National Security Analyst Fran Townsend joins the AC360 Later panel.
Legendary journalist Carl Bernstein describes Eric Cantor and his wing of the Republican party as the most destructive political force since Joe McCarthy. Ana Navarro responds by calling on all sides to "ratchet down" the rhetoric.
It is a brutal video. It ends with a group of bikers attacking an SUV. They pulled the driver out of the vehicle and beat him in front of his family. That's after the driver ran over a biker after an incident moments earlier. But now prosecutors dropped charges against one of the bikers, saying he was possibly trying to protect the driver. CNN's Susan Candiotti has the latest.
Anderson discussed this with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin
Michelle Langbehn is a young mother who is battling a rare form of cancer. She was diagnosed shortly after she gave birth, but now the cancer has spread. She was in the process of enrolling in a clinical trial when the government shutdown on Tuesday. Now that trial is on hold. Michelle told Anderson she wants people to know the shutdown is "not just about the national parks, its about people in need."
House Republicans upping the ante, passing a series of bills to fund popular parts of the government, daring Democrats to oppose them. Democrats calling that a cynical ploy. Anderson discusses this with political analysts David Gergen and Gloria Borger, along with Chief National Correspondent John King
That's the question Anderson asked Republican consultant and radio talk show host Alice Stewart, Democratic Strategist Paul Begala and Rich Galen, who was the spokesman for House Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1996.
Arizona Republican Congressman Matt Salmon spoke to Anderson and defended his party's attempts to pass a string of measures funding some popular government departments. He described the piecemeal approach as the way Congress has been passing bills for years. Rep. Salmon also tried to make the case for repealing Obamacare by arguing it was passed by "80 defeated politicians"
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