This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King) Where Boehner's efforts to get more Republican votes is a credibility test for him, the uncertainty of the politics in Washington and a generational divide among Republicans discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Gloria Borger) How the freshmen Congress members do not owe anything to Boehner and believe they were elected to cut spending, how compromise is the way things get done in Washington and we will likely wind up with House moderates having to get these things through discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The opponents of compromise noted. [Representatives Michele BACHMANN , Joe WALSH, Phil GINGREY, Louie GOHMERT- state positions.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jessica Yellin) What is happening in the White House as it waits for the vote on Boehner's bill so it can move on to the Senate where a compromise is more likely under the rule of Senator Harry Reid discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Representative Ron Paul about the debt plan. [PAUL - explains why he won't support the Boehner bill: that debt is the problem; adds the debt limit will be raised; states it is a power struggle going on and the real problem is we are bankrupt; comments on what Senator John McCain said in anger about the party.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Democratic Representative Steny Hoyer about the Boehner bill. [HOYER - says we are seeing the party of "no" not being able to agree within itself with a leader unable to lead its members; agrees we have to get a handle on the deficit, but not put US credit at risk; indicates lifting the debt ceiling is aimed at paying bills; calls the Boehner bill a partisan alternative and his party is factionalized.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: John King, Gloria Borger) How the speaker cannot get the votes for his bill, what the Congressional Republican members want as to serious spending cuts and how the process restarts tomorrow discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Republican strategist Carly Fiorina and Democratic strategist Cornell Belcher about the budget crisis. [FIORINA - talks about the politics behind the Republican Party and the accomplishment of changing the view as to the need to cut spending; states Republicans have been consistent in their view of reform of the tax cut, cutting spending 7 reforming entitlement programs; defends Speaker of the House John Boehner's efforts to reach a deal.] [BELCHER - asks why Boehner does not call Democrats to get the country moving forward; blames the Tea Party faction for holding this hostage.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) How the political dialogue has moved to the right since the 2010 elections leading to a perilous situation and Congress has to do something to get this done discussed.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) A planned attack on Ft. Hood, Texas, soldiers by AWOL Pvt. Naser Abdo; the police interview tomorrow with Anders Breivik on his Oslo attacks; the firing of his defense team by Mormon fundamentalist sect leader Warren Jeffs at his Texas trial; a settlement for some of the victims of Bernard Madoff's fraud scheme and a million dollar bid for a rubber rendering of Casey Anthony's face reported.