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October 1st, 2013
08:25 PM ET

Coburn: You'll never see the same doctor

Crossfire hosts Van Jones and S.E. Cupp debate with Sen. Coburn and Sen. Stabenow about the Affordable Care Act.

Sen. Stabenow: Tea Party is happy today

Van Jones and S.E. Cupp speak with Sen. Stabenow and Sen. Coburn about Obamacare and what it means to Americans.

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In the Crossfire: Sens. Stabenow & Coburn
October 1st, 2013
11:52 AM ET

In the Crossfire: Sens. Stabenow & Coburn


The day has come: as health care exchanges open up, the government has shut down. Federal services across the country have shuttered, from the Statue of Liberty to the National Zoo’s animal webcams. In DC, a group of World War II veterans disregarded the barricades blocking off the memorial built in their honor, while some local DC eateries are offering free libations to furloughed workers.

President Obama in the Rose Garden today offered strong criticism of congressional Republicans, laying the blame for the shutdown at their feet: “This Republican shutdown did not have to happen, but I want every American to understand why it did happen. Republicans in the House of Representatives refused to fund the government unless we defunded or dismantled the Affordable Care Act.”

Meanwhile, Republican House Speaker John Boehner on the House floor Monday night, “This is not about me, and it’s not about Republicans here in Congress. It’s about fairness for the American people.”

Tonight in the Crossfire: two U.S. Senators, Democrat Debbie Stabenow, who supports Obamacare, and Republican Tom Coburn, who opposes the law, face off with hosts Van Jones and S.E. Cupp.

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