CNN's GUT CHECK | for October 10, 2013 | 5 p.m.
– n. a pause to assess the state, progress or condition of the political news cycle
A SHORT TERM FIX? House Republican leaders said Thursday they will propose a temporary increase in the nation's borrowing limit - a first step toward a potential compromise to end the political stalemate in Washington. Sources said the House GOP measure would extend the debt ceiling until November 22. – Tom Cohen. Dana Bash and Deirdre Walsh
HAPPY OBAMA: White House spokesman Jay Carney said Obama was "happy that cooler heads at least seem to be prevailing in the House" over the need to avoid a possible default.
CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS SIGNAL AN OPENING: “This seems like the start of the way out of this,” a senior House Democratic source told CNN’s Deidre Walsh. “Obviously we’d prefer a long-term debt limit extension, but I think Democrats could support this.”
Washington (CNN) - For more than a week into a government shutdown, Paul Ryan kept a low profile amid the political uproar.
When he finally emerged, the time was ripe for someone with his conservative cred and fiscal bona fides to step in and try to corral his bucking Republican Party.FULL STORY
(CNN) - New Jersey Senate hopeful Cory Booker's father has died, his campaign said Thursday.
Cary Booker, 76, had recently suffered a stroke. He died in Las Vegas, the Booker campaign said in a statement. Booker's remaining campaign events were canceled for the day.
Part time workers at companies such as Home Depot and Trader Joe's are being harmed because Obamacare is forcing their employers to drop health insurance coverage and force employees to purchase insurance on the exchanges.
Washington (CNN) - Some national parks may reopen if the states in which they're located decide to put up the cash.
The Department of Interior announced Thursday it will consider working with governors who have offered to use state funds to open the parks.
(CNN) - Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick on Thursday was sentenced to 28 years in prison after he was convicted in March of two dozen federal charges.
The charges include racketeering, extortion and the filing of false tax returns. He was accused of using the mayor's office to enrich himself and associates.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and former NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal teamed up again Thursday, this time to promote a new state program to combat gang violence.
The program, "Just Play," provides kids in urban communities alternative after school options.
It's day 10 of the partial government shutdown and a temporary solution may be in sight. But is it the right move, and what about the long term?
President Obama will first talk with Senate Democrats today, followed by a meeting with Republican leadership.
In the Crossfire tonight, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, who is among the Democrats meeting with the president, and Senator Ted Cruz, who has been at forefront of the Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - House Republican leaders said Thursday they will propose a temporary increase in the nation's borrowing limit - a first step toward a potential compromise to end the political stalemate that has shut down parts of the government and threatens a U.S. default as soon as next week.
After meeting with his caucus, House Speaker John Boehner said Republicans want substantive talks with President Barack Obama and Democrats on reducing the nation's chronic federal deficits and debt in return for removing the immediate threat of default.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, reiterated his stance Thursday that President Barack Obama is "spiteful" and blamed him for the closure of the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
"This is a spiteful president...and the American people need to understand that," King said on CNN's "Newsroom."