President Obama is meeting with lawmakers about the government shutdown, starting first with the House Democrats. Could a deal finally be in the works, or is it even possible?
In the Crossfire, Democratic Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who attended the White House meeting, and Republican Rep. Raul Labrador, who wants the president to negotiate.
Failure to act before the October 17 deadline to raise the debt ceiling could lead to the government defaulting and have negative effects on the U.S. and global economy.
Author, documentary filmmaker, historian, Speaker of the House (1995-1999), and 2012 Republican presidential candidate
Fmr. Obama Deputy Campaign Mgr. and W.H. Sr. Adviser, founder of Precision Strategies, fmr. Sr. Adviser to Maj. Leader Reid and Sen. Kennedy
Conservative columnist for New York Daily News, contributing editor at Townhall Magazine, commentator and author
Former Special Adviser for Green Jobs under President Obama, co-founder of Rebuild the Dream, author and attorney