Shutdown Day 15
And the debt Ceiling deadline now just 2 days away.
It looks like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell are close to hashing out a deal that would re-open the government and raise the debt-ceiling through the new year. We should know much more as the House and Senate get into session later this morning. The supposed deal gives some token victories to the Republicans, but doesn't appear to be anything close to what the Tea Party wing of the GOP wanted. It's also unclear if the Senate measure could get anywhere in the House. Already some Tea Party House Republicans are calling it a cave-in. And don't forget this all started with a non-filibuster filibuster by Senator Ted Cruz. It's also unclear if he or Senator Mike Lee might try to filibuster any deal. There's also growing doubts that any deal can be voted on in both houses of Congress by the default deadline of Thursday. Read Capitol Hill Producer Chad Pergram's note last night for a good description of where we are.
Mike Emanuel reporting on the back and forth, and Doug McKelway reporting from a veterans' protest over the shutdown.
Keep an eye on markets which will get increasingly nervous as we get closer to the debt ceiling deadline.
Steve Doocy reporting today on the continued problems with the Affordable Care Act's health care exchanges.
The Al Qaeda suspected terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi is expected to appear in a New York City courtroom today. The suspected 1998 embassy bombing mastermind was grabbed in Tripoli in a raid by U.S. special forces on October 5th. David Lee Miller reporting.
Someone's planting dry ice bombs at Los Angeles Airport. A second dry ice explosion at the airport didn't cause any injuries or evacuations unlike yesterday's explosion. Terrorism not suspected. So what was it? Will Carr reporting.
Keep an eye on the Supreme Court today which is expected to have some news this morning on potential cases.
Big talks with Iran today in Geneva. Representative of Iran, five permanent U.N. security council nations (including the U.S.) and Germany are meeting behind closed doors. Amy Kellogg reporting.
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Philippines. More than two dozen are dead.
President Obama will present the Medal of Honor to a former Army Captain at the White House this afternoon for bravery during combat in Afghanistan in 2009.
A threatened strike of B.A.R.T. (Bay Area Rapid Transit) workers has been postponed again. Workers at the nation's fourth busiest rail system are continuing to negotiate past a midnight deadline.
- Clint Henderson
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