Tuesday October 8, 2013 Happening Now - Shutdown Day 8, Not So Great

Shutdown day EIGHT - 8 not so great.

Both the Senate and the House will be back in session during our show today, but don't expect much to come out of it. The Senate Dems will reportedly also try to pass a stand-alone measure that would raise the government's borrowing ability through at least next year. Meantime, Senator Ted Cruz was on the "Kelly File," and is sticking to his guns.. saying his goal remains to take a bite out of Obamacare.

Mike Emanuel on the shutdown. Doug McKelway reporting on the furloughs of some private company employees and defense contractors.

Fears of potential default when the U.S. debt ceiling is broached sometime in late October are adding to the uncertainty. Stocks took a hit yesterday, and have been on a downward trajectory. Keep an eye on markets again today.

New glitches with the Obamacare exchanges as the rollout continues. It's week two and the online enrollment system was offline again overnight for software upgrades. HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was on a competing network last night, and said despite the technological problems, the exchanges will be fixed and Obamacare's rollout will continue. She said demand is high, and that's part of the problem. Jim Angle reports on the costs associated with the health care overhaul.

Jennifer Griffin and Catherine Herridge reporting on the two raids over the weekend. We have new details on both operations including what went wrong in the attempt to get a Shabab leader in Somalia.

There's a big case before the Supreme Court today. Some are calling it "Citizens United 2.0". Shannon Bream reports.

David Lee Miller reports on another arrest in the motorcycle gang assault in New York City.

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