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September 30th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

Poll: Politicians acting like children

Crossfire hosts talk with Brad Woodhouse and Andy Roth about rhetoric and leaders acting like spoiled children.

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In the Crossfire: will the government shut down?
September 30th, 2013
06:07 PM ET

In the Crossfire: will the government shut down?


(CNN) - Let's start with the obvious question: Will the government shut down this week? Most likely.

Republicans and Democrats can agree on that. It's everything else that has them bickering and blaming. And unless they strike a deal on a spending bill Monday, the government will begin closing shop at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.

After weeks of congressional back-and-forth, the ball is now in the Senate's court. It meets at 2 p.m. Monday to decide what to do next.

A shutdown, while likely, isn't a foregone conclusion. The deadline is midnight - and one day can be a long time on Capitol Hill.

Here's a quick Q&A to get you caught up on what happened over the weekend and what to look forward to Monday.


Tonight in the Crossfire: hours away from a potential government shutdown, Andrew Roth, Vice President of Government Affairs for Club for Growth, and Brad Woodhouse, President of Americans United for Change and former DNC spokesman, join hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones.

We want you to weigh in. Do you think the government will shut down? Vote by responding below, replying to our tweet, or by commenting on our Facebook post.

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September 30th, 2013
01:03 PM ET

Government shutdown at midnight

CNN Crossfire host Van Jones and CNN Political Commentator Ari Fleischer break down both sides on CNN's New Day.

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September 30th, 2013
10:49 AM ET

Carly Fiorina and Ralph Nader debate Obamacare

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader and former CEO Carly Fiorina debate Obamacare and alternative health care solutions.

Ralph Nader on Obamacare

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader makes the case that government involvement in health care can work.

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