The Shutdown Showdown

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The government shutdown was averted on Friday night with only an hour to spare. Even though details have not been revealed, both sides claim victory. The Republicans got $39 billion in budget cuts, when the Democrats didn't want any. The Democrats held off assaults on healthcare reform and family planning. But that was just about this year's budget, and the big stuff is yet to come, with President Obama announcing his own plan for reducing the deficit on Wednesday. In the meantime, we hear how both parties are spinning the aftermath of a potential crisis and what comes next.


Jennifer Rubin - Washington Post - @JRubinBlogger, David Corn - Mother Jones magazine - @DavidCornDC, Walter Hudson - North Star Tea Party Patriots, Sarah Posner - Nation Institute - @sarahposner, Janice Shaw Crouse - Concerned Women for America - @CWforA, Jamie Dupree - Cox Media - @jamiedupree

Warren Olney

Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner