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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The countdown to a possible government shutdown with Democrats planning to prevent Senator Mitch McConnell from getting the votes in the Senate to move forward, the possibilities of short-term compromises on funding discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The White House skepticism about a deal being reached tonight with pressure on red state Democrats, what came out of the President Trump-Senator Charles Schumer meeting with a compromise on a short-term solution unlikely discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Senator Bernie Sanders about the funding vote. [SANDERS - offers views on how the Republicans want to shut down the government, that McConnell does not have the 60 votes, but a non-partisan discussion/negotiation is needed, how the Pentagon needs an annual budget, the issues not being addressed with this dysfunctional government, the programs not re-authorized, why a shutdown is a bad bad thing, how this was a crisis precipitated by President Trump.] Other material: [OMB dir. Mick MULVANEY - quotes Sanders from 2014 on shutting down the government: get our way no matter want.]
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