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CNBC's John Harwood reports Sen. Mitch McConnell, (R-KY), faces a tough political fight in his home state of Kentucky against tea party challenger, Matt Bevin.
Jack Welch, former GE CEO, weighs in on the blame Kathleen Sebelius is facing for the glitches with the Affordable Care Act and the Republican's ability to market.
Tony Nash, Vice President at IHS explains why US non-farm payrolls data, due on Wednesday, may be lower than market consensus and how will that impact Fed's tapering agenda.
Robert Costa, National Review, reports the next project in Washington is reconciling the Senate Democrat's budget with the House Republican's budget.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-MN), discusses how Congress plans to reach a compromise on the budget.
Alex Montgomery, Chair / Treasurer, Democrats Abroad HK and Ross Feingold, Chairman, Asia, Republicans Abroad talk about what can be done to prevent a repeat of the U.S. debt crisis.
The budget deal to reopen the government could make it easier for lawmakers to make major changes to tax policy, spending and entitlement programs.
Kay Bailey Hutchison, former Republican Senator from Texas, wants to "reunite the Republican conference" and have them go after issues they can achieve.
Democrat Cory Booker, Newark's high-profile mayor, won a contentious special election in New Jersey to replace the late Sen. Frank Lautenbeg.
Everything needs to be put on the table, says Rep. Steve Israel, (D-NY), discussing how lawmakers can move beyond the temporary debt deal and reach a permanent solution to the nation's debt crisis.
Grover Norquist, Americans for Tax Reform founder, and Mark Patterson, Center for American Progress, discuss round two in the battle to reach a grand bargain on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-WI), discusses why the GOP strategy on Obamacare failed and shares his plans to prevent another government shutdown.
What happen last night was the "worst, most irresponsible" way of reopening the government, says Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-AL), sharing his thoughts on last night's last minute debt deal. And Rep. Jim Himes, (D-CT), defends the passage of last night's bill, asserting it did not raise U.S. debt.
Now both sides of the aisles must decide whether they "want to go big or go small," as Congress attempts to reach a long-term deal on cutting spending and taxes, reports CNBC's John Harwood.
Mark Todd, Director Fixed Income Sales, FIIG tells CNBC's Cash Flow that U.S. Republicans need to be "intelligent fiscal conservatives" rather than children.
Mark Olson, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors says the debt deal is just kicking the can down the road however there are some positives.
LEE SACHS is Co-Founder & CEO of Alliance Partners says that the debt deal gives a window for US congress to work out their differences and not risk a further damage to their reputation.
Ridgewells Catering has furloughed workers and lost revenue across the board. Now, holiday parties are starting to cancel.
A House effort to end the shutdown and extend the Treasury's borrowing authority collapsed as a major credit agency warned the U.S. is on the verge of a downgrade.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND), offers insight on the fight in Washington to reach a deal on the debt limit and reopening the government.