In its first month, just 106,185 people signed up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Fewer than 27,000 did it, using the government's troubled web site. These are not the numbers the Obama Administration hoped to release today. Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash has the latest on what this means for the White House, and the millions of Americans who need to purchase coverage under the law.
Wolf discussed all of this with Newsweek and Daily Beast Special Correspondent Peter Beinart, Democratic strategist Paul Begala and political analyst Gloria Borger.
A growing number of Democrats are calling for a delay of key parts of the Affordable Care Act. Many of them are speaking out a day after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius appeared on AC360, saying President Obama did not know about technical problems with the rollout until after the launch. Now the White House is promising daily briefings on the web site problems. Republicans are preparing for hearings that start tomorrow. CNN's Dana Bash has the latest from Capitol Hill.
Dr. Gupta discussed all of this with Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger, Democratic Strategist Paul Begala, and Alice Stewart, who served as Communications Director for the 2012 Santorum and Bachmannpresidential Campaigns.
That's how Democratic strategist Paul Begala describes the Congressional Republican caucus. This after the House dropped plans to vote on a budget deal, with time running out before the debt ceiling deadline. Anderson took a look at what lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are saying about the impasse and spoke to Begala and Republican consultant Alex Castellanos
It is hard to explain just how politicians created the situation we are currently in. But Alex Castellanos got creative trying. He compared the budget battle to "bunny sex." That led to a very colorful discussion on the budget that also included Paul Begala and Dean Clancy, the Vice President of Public Policy for Freedom Works.
Alice Stewart, Paul Begala, and Ralph Reed discuss Day 11 of the partial government shutdown and deadline for hitting the debt ceiling.
Watch part two of their discussion here:
President Obama spoke with House Speaker John Boehner over the phone today. When both men spoke to the press after, there were few signs of progress toward ending the government standoff. CNN's Dana Bash and Jim Acosta have the latest.
Anderson discussed all of this with Democratic Strategist Paul Begala, Rich Galen who handled messaging for then House Speaker Newt Gingrich during the last shutdown and Republican consultant Alice Stewart.
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.
Ari Fleischer and Paul Begala discuss the likely topics for the upcoming presidential debate focusing on foreign policy.
Mitt Romney goes on the offensive after a leaked video caught him saying that Obama voters believe "they are victims." Anderson Cooper talks with Daily Beast Columnist Mark McKinnon, Fmr. Spokeswoman for the Santorum 2012 Campaign Alice Stewart, CNN's Paul Begala and John King about whether Romney's gaffe will have a lasting impact on his chances of winning the election.
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