Wall Street is keeping a close eye on the budget battle in Congress. Nervous investors drove down the Dow by nearly 130 points today. What could happen if the government does shut down? CNN business anchor Christine Romans takes a closer look.
Only 10% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to new CNN/ORC poll. CNN's John King breaks down these latest numbers with lawmakers running out of time to avert a government shutdown.
Maryland Democatic Rep. Elijah Cummings tells Wolf he predicts the government will shutdown. He goes on to say he believes his party is on solid ground in this budget battle. He also defends President Obama's actions in this latest shutdown showdown.
Texas Rep. John Culberson tells Wolf he represents 700,000 Texans "who don't want anything to do with Obamacare." With the clock ticking down to a possible government shutdown, hesays he’s going to vote to do everything he can "to delay, defund, or stop Obamacare."
Rep. Peter King led a group of moderate Republicans pushing for a deal to continue funding the government with without defunding Obamacare. He needed 17 Republicans to defy their leadership, but came up short. Congressman King discussed what went wrong with Dana Bash.
Oprah Winfrey's new movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" is sparking a new debate over the use of the "n” word. Oprah told Anderson that she doesn't use it partly because that was the last word some of her ancestors heard when "they were strung up to a tree." But plenty of other people use it freely. Wolf discussed this with B.E.T. editorial brand manager Michaela Angela Davis, and Andre Perry, the founding dean of urban education at Davenport University.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie wants to change the state’s medical marijuana laws. The proposal would allow qualified children to get edible forms of marijuana under certain conditions. Brian Wilson, whose daughter suffers from a rare and life-threatening form of epilepsy, pushed for the change. Earlier this week, he confronted Gov. Christie face-to-face on the issue. Wilson says today’s decision by the governor is a victory for his family, but not all patients in New Jersey. Wolf spoke with Wilson and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
Grieving Egyptian families say they’re insulted by a bureaucratic nightmare. They tell us they are unable to get permission to bury loved ones, unless they sign a fraudulent death certificate claiming the loss was due to natural causes. Ahmed Bedier says he reluctantly did that to bury his brother, who was shot and killed by police. He shared his story with Wolf.
A brutal murder in Florida leaves a 26-year old woman dead. It was made worse after Derek Medina confessed to the killing on Facebook, and shared a picture of the grisly scene. Medina used the social media site to blame her for abusing him and wrote "Im going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife love you guys miss you guys takecare Facebook people you will see me in the news." Wolf spoke to Dr. Drew about what could possibly make someone do something like this.
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