That question will ultimately be answered by the American people in the next election. Chief National Correspondent John King takes a look at why the saying "all politics is local" may be especially true in the midterms.
The dust is still settling on this latest budget battle. President Obama says there were no winners, but it seems plenty of lawmakers from both parties are framing this as a victory. So what was gained and lost during the 16 day shutdown? Andrew Sullivan, founding editor of The Dish and Christian Coalition founder Ralph Reed debate.
Edward Snowden claims he did not allow Chinese and Russian intelligence agencies to see classified documents. In a new interview with the New York Times, Snowden says he gave all of the documents to journalists while in Hong Kong, and did not bring any with him to Russia. One of the journalists who received classified information from Edward Snowden is Guardian columnist Glenn Greenwald. He spoke to Anderson about these latest revelations.
The government just re-opened, and already an aide to Senator Ted Cruz says he's not ruling out another shutdown. The Texas Republican led the effort to inject the defunding of Obamacare into the budget debate. Does he deserve blame or credit for the shutdown? Anderson takes a look at what Cruz has said during this budget battle, anddiscussed it with former House Majority Leader Tom Delay and columnist Mark McKinnon.
We know Congress voted last night to reinstate government funding through January 15, and push back the debt ceiling deadline until February 7. But that's not all that was in the 35-page bill. So what else was in there? Jake Tapper breaks it down.
If you were praying for an end to the shutdown, those prayers were finally answered last night. Senate Chaplain Barry Black is one voice that has stood out through this budget battle. Some even called him the last sane man in the Senate. He opened each session with a prayer appealing the lawmakers to end the shutdown. He told Anderson "My prayers simply reflect the reality that I am in."
President Obama praised Democrats and "responsible Republicans" for ending the government shutdown. He described it as a "self-inflicted crisis" that encouraged our enemies, emboldened our competitors and depressed our friends who look to us for steady leadership. Brianna Keilar has the latest from the White House.
After Dale Beatty lost his legs in the Iraq War, his community thanked him for his service by helping him build a home. To pay it forward, Beatty co-founded Purple Heart Homes. Since 2008, the nonprofit has modified or helped provide homes for dozens of disabled U.S. veterans.
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