October 8th, 2013
10:48 AM ET
6 months ago

Couple provide $10 million to keep Head Start programs open

(CNN) - Early childhood programs for low-income families in six states, forced to close because of the government shutdown, will reopen with the help of $10 million in emergency funding from billionaire Houston couple Laura and John Arnold, the National Head Start Association said Tuesday.

Some 7,000 children in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Mississippi were affected by the closures, the organization said. As many as 97,000 children in 41 states and one U.S. territory could be affected if the showdown extends into November, the group added.

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Shutdown showdown: Where it's headed
October 8th, 2013
10:15 AM ET
6 months ago

Shutdown showdown: Where it's headed

Washington (CNN) - What now?

That's the question roiling Washington as a partial government shutdown enters its second week while a possible U.S. default looms ahead.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown
Votes are there to break shutdown, but not the will
October 8th, 2013
09:10 AM ET
6 months ago

Votes are there to break shutdown, but not the will

Updated 10/9/2013 at 8:00 a.m.

Washington (CNN) – There appeared to be enough votes in the House on Wednesday to approve legislation to reopen the federal government, according to an ongoing CNN survey of House members.

CNN's vote count

All 200 Democrats and 19 Republicans support passing a continuing resolution with no additional legislative strings attached that would reopen the federal government, which has been partially closed for a week over a bitter policy dispute between Republicans and Democrats on health care. With three vacancies in 435 member House, 217 votes are currently the minimum needed for the measure to win approval in the House.

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Shutdown shuts down campaign event
October 8th, 2013
08:59 AM ET
6 months ago

Shutdown shuts down campaign event

(CNN) - From commercials to fundraising to polling, the partial government shutdown appears to be having an instant impact on the 2013 elections.

But Tuesday, something new.

Vice President Joe Biden canceled plans to campaign Friday with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic nominee in next week's special U.S. Senate election in New Jersey.
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Filed under: Cory Booker • Government Shutdown • Joe Biden
October 8th, 2013
08:55 AM ET
6 months ago

Jindal weighs in on shutdown

Gov. Bobby Jindal, Republican of Louisiana, weighs in on the government shutdown.


Filed under: Bobby Jindal
October 8th, 2013
08:48 AM ET
6 months ago

Senate to consider clean debt bill, aide says

Washington (CNN) - The Senate's Democratic leadership is expected to offer a debt ceiling bill that would not include any of the policy changes or spending cuts demanded by Republicans, a Senate Democratic leadership aide told CNN.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid could file the bill as early as Tuesday, according to the aide.

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Filed under: Debt • Government Shutdown • national debt • Senate • Senate Democrats
October 8th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
6 months ago

Gingrich to Obama: you have to negotiate

(CNN) - Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich once again called out President Barack Obama Tuesday for refusing to negotiate with congressional Republicans over raising the debt limit.

"The president ought to be getting off his high horse, sitting in a room, bringing in the congressional leadership and acting like he's part of the constitution, he's not above it," Gringrich told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "New Day."
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Filed under: Debt • Newt Gingrich • President Obama
Stewart to Sebelius on health care law “Am I a stupid man?”
October 8th, 2013
01:27 AM ET
6 months ago

Stewart to Sebelius on health care law “Am I a stupid man?”

(CNN) - "The Daily Show" took a more serious turn Monday night when host Jon Stewart introduced his guest for the evening, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Sebelius, who has been on a media blitz in recent weeks as the health care exchanges for the Affordable Care Act opened for business on October 1st, has appeared on multiple networks to promote the new law and to attempt to temper criticism of its rollout.

As the secretary sat down to begin the segment, Stewart opened a laptop on his desk. “I’m going to attempt to download every movie ever made, and you’re going to try to sign up for Obamacare, and we’ll see which happens first.”
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Filed under: Health care • Jon Stewart • Kathleen Sebelius
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