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CNN Evening News for Friday, Sep 23, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The threat of a government shutdown while the do-nothing Congress is on vacation examined; details given about the number of House sessions, the number of bills and resolutions passed as compared to last year and Congressional salaries. [In May interview, Senator Rand PAUL†- says the Senate does nothing and we sit idly by.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and former Bush media adviser Mark McKinnon about the government. [GERGEN - says the voters could fire this Congress in 2012; notes senators are gone fund-raising while FEMA has no funds; asserts they are doing the people's work; lauds the no-labels group as a virtual third party.] [McKINNON - says Congress can't get anything done and there are few sessions on the schedule; notes Congress is so hyper partisan; notes the low consumer confidence figures.] [In May, Senator Mitch McCONNELL - backs a divided government.]

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