Just when you thought Toronto's crack-smoking mayor Rob Ford had maxed out the shock factor, he managed to take it to a new level – this time with a lewd remark. His latest outburst came just a day after Toronto's city councilvoted to ask him to take a leave of absence. Not only is Ford refusing to leave, he's digging in and taking no prisoners. Paula Newton has the latest.
President Obama went in front of the cameras today and basically fell on his sword, taking full blame for the botched rollout of the Affordable Care Act's website and telling Americans he's not a perfect man. At a press conference today, he also announced new rules to help people whose health insurance has been canceled under Obamacare. Chief National Correspondent John King has the latest.
U.S. Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia spoke to Wolf and described today's announcement as "a step in the right direction." The red-state Democrat also said he wants to see some of the law's key deadlines delayed.
The White House is doing damage control over the botched rollout of Obamacare and the latest allegations of the NSA spying on America's closest allies. Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are questioning when President Obama found out about these issues. Where does the buck stop in the Obama White House? New York Times columnists Ross Douthat and Charles Blow debate.
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.
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.
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.
Lawmakers are scrambling to strike a deal to avoid a government shutdown this Tuesday. But there is another budget battle looming, the debt ceiling needs to be increased by mid-October. President Obama is resisting calls from Republican leaders in the House to work out a compromise, saying he refuses to negotiate over America's ability to pay its bills. Dana Bash has the latest.
Time is running out for lawmakers to strike a deal to prevent the government from shutting down. It's Republican vs. Republican in the latest round of this budget battle. The House is preparing to vote on a bill that would keep the government running, but also defund Obamacare. It's a measure that stands virtually no chance in the Senate, and would face a near certain veto from the president. While some Tea Party members in Congress are pushing for this vote, others in the GOP are warning of a disaster. Anderson discussed all of this with CNN's John King, chief political analyst Gloria Borger, and political commentator Ana Navarro.
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