The shutdown standoff continues between President Obama and congressional republicans as the debt ceiling crisis looms, an estimated 800,000 federal government workers nationwide have been put on furlough, and the new online health insurance exchanges open for business. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; Molly Ball, The Atlantic; John Harwood, CNBC and The New York Times.
On the Webcast Extra: After his exclusive interview with President Obama, John Harwood explains the White House position on the current D.C. gridlock. Has Obama really “bent over backwards” to work with Republicans? Also, panelists analyze the current schism in the Republican Party. How has Ted Cruz changed the face of the GOP?