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Politics: Government Shutdown / Discussions #1052553

CNN Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 2013
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(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Breaking news on the shutdown battle in Washington introduced; shutdown clock shown. [President OBAMA - blames one faction in one House of Congress wanting to refight the results of an election.]

(Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The upcoming vote on the latest Republican plan to fund the government with a delay on the health care plan and the revolt by moderate Republicans reviewed. [Live, Representative Peter KING - explains what the moderates' vote failed after the appeal from Speaker of the House John Boehner, why he wanted to end this dead-end process; predicts the government will shut down tonight with votes continuing after midnight.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) The on-floor speech by Speaker of the House John Boehner shown. [BOEHNER - speaks about the bill to fund the government with no more mandates to buy insurance you cannot afford.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Representative John Culberson about the impending shutdown. [CULBERSON - says we are standing on principle to delay the individual mandate as a third alternative; criticizes Obamacare.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with Representative Elijah Cummings about the politics. [CUMMINGS - criticizes the Tea Party Republicans for hijacking the party, Congress and the country while the Affordable Care Act is law; says the president has done what he can, but the Republicans want to shut the government down.]

(Washington: Wolf Blitzer) Live panel discussion held with Alice Stewart, Republican strategist Rich Galen and Obama pollster Cornell Belcher about the government shutdown. [From Little Rock, STEWART - calls for passing the government funding while delaying Obamacare; blames Democrats in leadership positions.] [BELCHER - criticizes the Republican spin: elections have consequences.] [GALEN - speculates about the length of the government shutdown and the Republicans missed their chance; notes the Congress has failed to pass any appropriations bill.]

Blitzer, Wolf;
Bash, Dana

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