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Possible Deal to Reopen the Government?


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House Democratic leadership speak to the media outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., October 15, 2013.
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House Democratic leadership speak to the media outside of the West Wing of the White House in Washington, D.C., October 15, 2013.

As the partial federal government shutdown enters its 16th day, and the nation edges closer to default, a major credit agency has put the U.S. on a "negative ratings watch." Locally, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory will be shuttered starting Wednesday, sending at least 5,500 employees home without pay. We check in on the impacts of the shutdown and Congressional wrangling over reopening government.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Bruce Cain, professor of political science at Stanford University
  • Jim Wilcox, professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley
  • Lisa Mascaro, Congressional correspondent for the Washington Bureau of the Los Angeles Times

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