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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An open-microphone exchange between Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul about the government shutdown played. Live discussion held with CNN's Cornell Belcher, Rich Galen and Newt Gingrich about the government shutdown. [BELCHER - comments on the Republican strategy despite the poll figures from CNN and CBS indicating it is not a partisan divide; opposes piecemeal legislation.] [GINGRICH - backs the passage of "clean resolutions" to open the NIH and national parks; indicates shutdowns have happened 17 times since the 1970s.] [GALEN - cites the president's declining approval numbers; states grownups have to stop calling each other names.]
- Cooper, Anderson
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