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October 17th, 2013
09:26 AM ET

Cicilline: Boehner needs Democrats

Rep. Steve Scalise and Rep. David Cicilline debate John Boehner's attempts to pass a government shutdown and debt deal.

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In the Crossfire: Senate has a deal
October 16th, 2013
02:19 PM ET

In the Crossfire: Senate has a deal

The Senate has reached a deal to end the shutdown and avoid default, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid calling the agreement “historic.”

House Speaker John Boehner cleared the way for the measure to pass, saying “we fought the good fight, we just didn’t win.” Meanwhile, staunch Obamacare opponent Sen. Ted Cruz said he wouldn’t try to block the measure.

Tonight in the Crossfire, two members of the House, Reps. David Cicilline (D-RI) and Steve Scalise (R-LA) debate the details surrounding the making of the deal and a look at what lies in its future.

Reps. Cicilline and Scalise join hosts Newt Gingrich and Van Jones to make their case at 6:30pET.

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