Iowa Republican Congressman Steve King spoke to Anderson about the government shutdown and the upcoming debt ceiling deadline. He talked about the state of the standoff saying, "The lid is on the pressure cooker." Rep. King predicted an agreement to end the shutdown would pass in the House, he also warned "this Congress does not have the discipline to bring down spending and balance the budget."
Chief National Correspondent John King along with political analysts Gloria Borger and David Gergen listened to Congressman King's interview and weighed in on the budget standoff.
The White House and some lawmakers say they are shocked that families of fallen soldiers aren't getting death benefits from the government because of the shutdown. Everyone who pushed or let the country slip into a government shutdown had ample warning from the Pentagon. Today a private charity agreed to step in and help. Anderson looks at the outrage on display from both parties and Dana Bash has the latest on the standoff over the shutdown.
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