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The political and economic consequences of the government shutdown and the impact should the U.S. default; Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve; and SCOTUS takes on the campaign finance law. Joining Gwen: Alexis Simendinger, Real Clear Politics; Greg Ip, The Economist; Jim Tankersley, Washington Post; Joan Biskupic, Reuters.
On the Webcast Extra: After a week of technical glitches on the healthcare.gov website, our panel discusses whether the debt ceiling debate has caused the GOP to miss an opportunity to take down Obamacare. Also, Greg Ip and Jim Tankersley give us their best assessments of the US economy in the middle of the shutdown. The panelists also discuss Ben Bernanke’s legacy and upcoming SCOTUS cases.