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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 2013
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(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper) The Senate vote on a deal to end the government shutdown introduced; details given about the 24 billion dollar cost. [Senator Ted CRUZ - calls Obamacare a "train wreck."]

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The Senate vote on a bill to open the government and raise the debt ceiling with a later House vote coming discussed.

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Senator Lindsey Graham about the deal. [GRAHAM - says the polls had an impact: a general disgust; criticizes President Obama and Senator Harry Reid and Obamacare; notes our political system is completely broken and there has been a two-week disaster.]

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) The wait for the Senate vote, tomorrow's political meeting for a budget next year, the vote on the compromise bill discussed.

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Gloria Borger about the political situation to deal with the shutdown. [KING - comments on the political significance of the extension of the debt ceiling; notes the divide in the Republican Party is increasing; outlines what the president could do in dealing with Congress.] [BORGER - says the Hello Caucus was elected to defund Obamacare; worries about the next round of budget negotiations.] [GERGEN - lists the damages from this shutdown and what could be on the table for reform; notes the conservatives blamed the moderates rather than Speaker of the House John Boehner.] Other material: [Senator Harry REID - speaks about political talks; thanks the senators, including Patty Murray's leadership, helping get this bill passed; states this was pain inflicted on the nation for no good reason.]

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Dana Bash) President Obama's plans to speak in a few minutes much to the chagrin of the conservative Republicans in the House discussed.

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper; White House: Brianna Keilar) The reasons for Obama to speak at this time and what is being said about this happening all over again in a few months discussed.

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Gloria Borger about the political situation to deal with the shutdown. [KING - suggests Obama speaking will cost him votes in the House and that the Tea Party folk are not afraid of the president.] [BORGER, GERGEN - speculate about Obama speaking soon and what may happen to Obamacare.]

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper) [From 7:28 to 7:31:50, President OBAMA - says the Senate has voted to reopen the government, that he will work with anyone about any ideas for the economy; lists other legislation needing to be passed, including a sensible budget.]

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's David Gergen, John King and Gloria Borger about the political situation to deal with the shutdown. [GERGEN, KING, BORGER - doubt the Tea Party learned a lesson out of this.]

(Capitol Hill: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Dana Bash; White House: Brianna Keilar) The Republican e-mail critical of Obama speaking and what Obama said about this all happening again discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana;
Keilar, Brianna
Duration:
00:37:00

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