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October 16th, 2013
11:58 PM ET

How severe are the Obamacare web site glitches?

The government's website where people sign up for health care exchanges under Obamacare launched the same day the government shut down. It has been plagued with major glitches, and even Obamacare supporters call it a mess.  The White House has repeatedly refused to tell us how many people have signed up for insurance through the website. It is now day 16, and we're still waiting for numbers. 360's Drew Griffin has the story.


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October 16th, 2013
11:56 PM ET

Does the deal to end the shutdown just "Kick the can down the road"?

The debt deal Congress agreed upon tonight funds the government through January 15th and lifts the debt ceiling until february 7th. But then we could be back to square one. David Walker is the Former Comptroller General of the United States.


Filed under: Government Shutdown
October 16th, 2013
11:53 PM ET

Sen. McCain: "The American people have no faith in their government. Can you blame them?"

Sen. John McCain has been very vocal about his disdain for what's been happening in Washington over the last 16 days.  From the floor of the Senate he called it one of the more shameful chapters he has seen in all his years in Washington. As the budget deal was heading for a vote, he told Anderson the shutdown was "unacceptable to most Americans and the polls show that."

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • John McCain
October 16th, 2013
11:50 PM ET

Alex Castellanos compares the budget battle to "bunny sex" and finds himself face-to-face with a rabbit

After a 16 day government shutdown, sometimes it is hard to find the right words to explain what's going on in Washington. Republican consultant Alex Castellanos raised plenty of eyebrows last night on AC360 when he tried using "bunny sex" as an analogy. Tonight he is face-to-face with Lucy the bunny.

Lucy is available for adoption.

You can find out more at washhumane.org

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Filed under: Alex Castellanos • Government Shutdown
October 16th, 2013
11:48 PM ET

Rep. Steve King: "I would rather keep this going"

Republican Congressman Steve King spoke to Anderson on his way into the House to vote against the deal ending the government shutdown. He referred to this budget battle as "the last tool in the tool box" before Obamacare went into effect.
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October 16th, 2013
11:45 PM ET

Rep. Salmon: "My beef is with the way government is running"

It was not just Democrats taking shots at the Republicans during this budget battle, some in the GOP are lashing out at members of their own party. Anderson spoke to Republican Congressman Matt Salmon, who acknowledged he did not agree with everyone in his party, but he still called them "the good guys."

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October 16th, 2013
11:43 PM ET

Rep. Israel: "It's better to kick the can, than stomp on the can"

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel weighs in on the Senate's vote to end the government shutdown. With the end of this budget battle in sight, Rep. Israel tells Anderson he looks forward to debates with Republicans on other issues, including Medicare, jobs, immigration and "balancing the budget responsibly."

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October 16th, 2013
11:41 PM ET

Sen. Graham on what Republicans left on the table

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been venting frustration with the small amount of leverage his party had heading into this budget deal. On Twitter he wrote, "To say we as Republicans left a lot on the table would be one of the biggest understatements in American political history." Sen. Graham spoke with Anderson and Dana Bash.


Filed under: Dana Bash • Government Shutdown
October 16th, 2013
07:26 PM ET

AC360° 411: End in sight, waiting for votes on Capitol Hill

Editor’s Note: Anderson Cooper will be reporting live from Capitol Hill tonight as the Senate and House get ready to vote on the new deal to end the partial government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Do both chambers have enough votes to get it passed? Join us at 8 and 10 p.m. ET for our breaking news coverage.

October 16th, 2013
04:42 PM ET

AC361: Boo the dog visits AC360

Boo the dog is one of the most famous animals on the internet. While in New York City, he stopped by to visit with the AC360 team. For a little while he turned the newsroom... into Boo's room.

Here are just some of the photos:

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