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Vote: Who will cave first, Obama or Boehner?
October 8th, 2013
04:06 PM ET

Vote: Who will cave first, Obama or Boehner?

It's the eighth day of the the partial government shutdown, and President Obama says he'll only negotiate with House Republicans if they allow a vote to reopen the government and agree to raise the debt ceiling.

In the Crossfire tonight at 6:30pm ET, Former Deputy White House Press Secretary and Democratic strategist Bill Burton, and author, columnist and attorney David Limbaugh, who is Rush Limbaugh's brother.

Burton supports the president's refusal to negotiate, while Limbaugh says Republicans should force him to the table.

Who do you think will cave first, President Obama or Speaker Boehner? Vote below or Tweet your response using #Crossfire. On a mobile device? You can vote and view results on our Poptip results page.


Gingrich: The startling CNN poll on the shutdown
October 8th, 2013
03:03 PM ET

Gingrich: The startling CNN poll on the shutdown

(CNN) – Monday's CNN poll results just plain surprised, almost shocked me.

When I saw the poll was due to be released, I expected the Republicans to be taking a beating considering the terms President Barack Obama and his staff have been using to describe them over the past 10 days ("extremists," "people with a bomb strapped to their chest") and the unfair, derogatory press coverage of their position.

The results are so dramatically better for Republicans and worse for the Democrats and Obama than I expected that I was curious to see just how much better Republicans are faring during the shutdown of 2013 (and how much worse the president and the Democrats are faring) than in comparable polls of the 1995-96 shutdowns.

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October 8th, 2013
02:53 PM ET

Thune: Clean debt limit bill won’t pass

Stephanie Cutter and S.E. Cupp grill Sens. John Thune and Ed Markey on what's at stake in the debt limit fight.

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Filed under: Congress • Debates • Ed Markey • government shutdown • John Thune
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