Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell was fresh from a meeting at the White House when his colleague Sen. Rand Paul got caught talking GOP shutdown strategy on a hot TV microphone. Anderson discussed it with Former House Speaker Newt Gringrich, Former Gingrich Spokesman Rich Galen, and Democratic Strategist Cornell Belcher.
Washington's World War II memorial has become one of the frontlines for anger over the government shutdown. Days ago, a group of veterans defied the barricades to visit the monument that pays tribute to their service. Tempers reached a boiling point today as Texas Congressman Randy Neugebauer confronted a park ranger at the monument. Anderson takes a look at the video, and Dana Bash has the latest on the shutdown from Capitol Hill.
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