Who will pay for the current political fiasco? Perhaps Republican debt deniers, but most likely the economy. Christine Romans asks Candy Crowley and Ken Rogoff to weigh in.
Coach Ditka could have been Senator Ditka, according to, well, Mike Ditka. Should the Washington Redskins change their name? Donte Whitner can give them some pointers: apparently legal name changes are a no-go in a government shutdown.
Tykes are tiring to take care of, but parents cherish time with them way more than hours spent at the office. And if hanging out with mom and dad gets boring, what could be more fun than printing food? Pizza anyone? Fine, Christine Romans will let you have the bigger slice of Money Time…
Frank Keating says small businesses want Congress to stop threatening default and start compromising. Christine Romans asks a former Republican governor if businesses might shift their support towards more moderate GOP candidates because of debt debacle.
Once again Washington is betting with the economy: is it a stake too high for the country to sustain? Fareed Zakaria tells Christine Romans why the current stalemate in Washington is so dangerous.
Strained relationships, memories of better times, tiffs over money: Wendy Walsh and Christine Romans ask if Congress and Obama will ever say "I do" to a compromise?
As the shutdown continues and political negotiations drag on, what should you do with your stock investments? Christine Romans asks Matt McCall whether Washington's dysfunction will squander a year of stock market gains.