CNN: Government Shutdowns’ Winners and Losers Are …


Some fared better than others during the government shutdown, but the economy and the American people took the biggest hit. Tom Foreman reports.

President Barack Obama appears to have fallen on the winning side, but critics say it is appalling that the president scolds Congress, while another debt ceiling is coming in 100 days. Obama says the deficit is declining, but the US Debt Clock is approaching $16 trillion.

Traditional conservatives have seem to have fallen into disfavor, but Speaker John Boehner has held ground — losing the battle, but “winning the war” by staying on as Speaker.

Senator Ted Cruz lost his quest to repeal Obamacare, but reportedly raised $750,000 in political support for his war chest.

Polls declined for Obama, Democrats and Republicans for from October 2, 2013 to October 13, 2013.


Sen. Lindsey Graham admits dismal approval ratings prompted Republican senators to back a plan to end the shutdown.


Don’t get too excited about the debt deal. CNN’s Christine Romans explains why there’s plenty more work to do.


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