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.
We could have done much, much better. ….By the time we got to this point, we were playing poker only holding a pair of twos.
— Lindsey Graham (@GrahamBlog) October 16, 2013
— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) October 16, 2013
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 17, 2013
President Obama: Let's work together to make government work better—instead of treating it as an enemy or purposefully making it work worse.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 17, 2013
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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