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.
Both sides are digging in on day seven of the government shutdown. House Speaker John Boehner called for President Obama to negotiate. The President called for a House vote to fund the government with no strings attached. There is plenty of talk about compromise, but not much progress. Anderson takes a look at what lawmakers are saying about the standoff today, and John King has the latest developments on the battle.
House Republicans upping the ante, passing a series of bills to fund popular parts of the government, daring Democrats to oppose them. Democrats calling that a cynical ploy. Anderson discusses this with political analysts David Gergen and Gloria Borger, along with Chief National Correspondent John King
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.
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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