5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 1
October 1st, 2013
05:26 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day – Tuesday, October 1

The government shuts down for the first time in 17 years, a mystery train wreck has investigators scratching their heads, and Amanda Knox is being retried.

It's Tuesday, and here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
Every weekday morning around 6, we’ll hit the top five stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items, and let you know about some of the must-watch stories coming up on CNN’s morning show, “New Day.”


Shutdown = Sandy + Katrina: Will the shutdown wallop the economy, really? Like a hurricane, some analysts say. The economic ruins could pile up as high as those left by Sandy and Katrina combined, if the shutdown lasts a couple of weeks. We are talking $55 billion in a month, one economist says. More than a billion dollars a week will be gone with the wind. That’s the lost pay of 800,000 furloughed workers. That’s like cutting the jobs to all of the automobile factory workers in the country. But it goes a lot farther. Uncle Sam will halt deals with a lot of businesses in America, which could wash away many more paychecks.

Christine Romans tells us what’s open and what’s closed at 6, 7 and 8. Economic analyst Rana Foroohar talks about what the shutdown means for the economy at 7.


Don’t talk to me: Do you like playing hooky to hang out in your jammies in front of daytime soaps? The first government shutdown in 17 years is giving thousands of government employees a chance to join you on their furlough. But Congress and the president will be getting dressed for work today. Washington hosts its own melodrama when senators come back this morning. Look for them to reject the House spending bill, because their GOP buddies in the House tried to torpedo Obamacare - again. They’re not really on speaking terms anymore, says Majority Leader Harry Reid. Americans are peeved with Congress, too. Their job approval rating is 10% - an all time low. “It’s beyond pathetic,” says CNN’s John King. It makes for compelling daytime drama.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin joins us at 7 to explain the Senate’s no-go plans, while Republican Rep. Daryl Issa pops by live at 8 to talk about the House’s stubborn stance on Obamacare. We’ll wrap the show up with a word from Republican Sen. Rand Paul and from the White House. Then our own discussion panel will tackle the deadlock. John King talks to us about the shutdown, politicians and parties at 6.


Name, address, DOB: Time to sign up. Partisan politics shut the government down, but couldn’t stop Obamacare. If you don’t have health insurance, you can sign up for it, starting today. And if you’re uninsured, you pretty much have to. It’s the law. Worried about paperwork? The president says it’s simple. Just three pages! You heard right. The typical insurance form is 20 pages, says the White House. But some people are adamant about opting out. There is even a creepy online video campaign telling people to do so.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta comes on at 6 and 8 to explain how to sign up.


No Amanda at Knox trial: Yesterday an Italian court put American Amanda Knox back on trial for murder. But she was not there and doesn’t plan to be. She said again and again that she didn’t kill her British roommate Meredith Kercher. Plus, she doesn’t want to risk going to jail again. Her defense team asked that key evidence be retested, but the judge refused – with a notable exception. A knife believed to have been used in the killing will go to the lab. Originally, it was said to have the victim’s DNA on it and Knox’s. Amanda was convicted once before, but that was overturned on appeal due to a lack of evidence. In May she told Chris Cuomo why she won’t go back.

Erin McLaughlin talks about the trial from London at 6 and 8.


Mystery Train: There are legends of ghost trains clacking down the tracks with no living engineer on board. In Chicago, an empty train gave commuters a fright yesterday and sent 33 to the hospital. No one seems to know yet why it rammed into another train, but it did. And no one at the city’s transit authority seems to remember it ever happening before.

Ted Rowlands reports on the mystery train at 6 and 7.

There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.
Be sure to tune in to "New Day" from 6 to 9 a.m. ET. Join us at NewDayCNN.com and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY!

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  2. Kenneth Koonce

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    October 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  3. Jim Manning

    Well, Mr. and Mrs. House of Reps. are you sleeping in today or having nightmares like most Americans. Maybe we need a new Constitution for the people that have zero say in our government. What Government, you tell me?

    October 1, 2013 at 10:12 am | Reply
  4. p00daddy

    So, government shut down...yikes. Its hard not to blame Obama, as the leader of our country I believe he has done nothing but isolate his opponents by spending 90% of his time in front of a camera trying to win public opinion by dogging the Republicans. Is it such a suprise that the government shut down with such divisive tactics? I, along with millions of others, don't like Obamacare and the idea of big government that is being pushed by Obama. It seems that our president is so focused on not losing face that he will not compromise one inch, and that is pride. Hopefully we will see a more humble president after all is said and done, one who finally realizes that there are a lot of people that dont like him or his policies.

    October 1, 2013 at 10:04 am | Reply
  5. Shannon

    I hope CNN keeps doing this 5 things to know for your new day! I love it!

    October 1, 2013 at 9:57 am | Reply
  6. Rocky Balboa

    Why does CNN not show analyze Obamacare and show side-by-side pros & cons on LIVE TV (there is hardly anybody around my workplace who knows exactly if Obamacare is good or bad)? And let the people then decide who they are with Dems or Reps? Then run a poll of what people want, if majority with Dems then Reps back down, else Dems back down. Hey the last time I checked, we were in democracy and all these clowns making a joke of the great nation are PUBLIC servants and elected by us for us. They SHOULD do what we the PEOPLE want.

    October 1, 2013 at 9:55 am | Reply
  7. CommonSense

    Parts of govt closed and all is still well!? Do any of you remember what happened during the last shutdown? I do and I remember Clinton reaping the rewards!

    October 1, 2013 at 9:52 am | Reply
  8. Ruby Russell

    The job situation is so ridiculous. Part-time work started way back, I'm remembering maybe the 80's to prevent giving insurance to employees...not President Obama's fault...I'm just one of MANY that will hopefully get the insurance. Laid off in 2009 age 53, since then unemployment ran out 3 1/2 years ago. Never have found a job that has paid me enough money to actually live off. The minimum wage is still $8.00 an hour, that was full-time and no benefits. Temporary, Seasonal and or Part-time don't offer benefits, even at $9.00 an hour cause you don't get enough hours. My High Blood Pressure medicine, I have been spreading it out....no money. Now the Government Shut-down....come on to delay the ObamaCare!!! Maybe if Congress didn't get paid they'd get it!!!.........NOT

    October 1, 2013 at 9:38 am | Reply
  9. Soprano1

    Well, way to go, GOP. Thanks to you, I had to explain to my 10-year-old why her Papa can't go to work today, and why he might not get to go for a while. Know what her response was? "Wow, Mama. I can't believe all those grown-ups don't know how to behave when they don't get their way. Even I know that." Way to behave so badly that even CHILDREN are calling you out. It's hard to believe you'll use the health and personal medical care of the citizens of this great country as pawns in a game you know you won't win, because the bargaining chip you want to use is already signed into law and effectively off the table. You know the whole debacle you've created is an outright farce; you know if you'd left it all alone, the Act would have been tweaked and ironed out over time, as all new programs must be. Funny thing: the only reason you didn't like the plan to begin with, is because YOUR party wasn't the one in the White House to roll it out. You know that today, you, Republican "leaders," took away my father-in-law's paycheck and his means of living...just because you didn't get your way. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

    October 1, 2013 at 9:36 am | Reply
  10. wowcricket

    This is great. Quick 2 minute to know what's going. Thanks CNN

    October 1, 2013 at 9:08 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Thanks! Glad you like it. New Day updates throughout the day, so check back with us.

      Have a fantastic NewDay!
      CNN Viewer Communications

      October 1, 2013 at 9:20 am | Reply
  11. Suresh Chari

    What a sad, sorry, shameful state of affairs. Sore losers are holding the Government, country and economy hostage. And to think that people actually voluntarily 'elected' them into office. OUR taxes are used to pay these clowns! Pathetic, irresponsible, disgraceful, DYSFUNCTIONAL. In the eyes of the world, the Once Mighty #1 USA simply isn't, well, #1 anymore.

    October 1, 2013 at 9:08 am | Reply
  12. snotfair

    Good Morning CNN! A sad "mourning" 4 the UNITED STATES- disgusted & humiliated w/ the antics of the GOP Party 4 railroading President Obama & We the People! They in their Ivory Cowers need 2 grow-up & take some lessons in Diplomacy! Our President has done everything 2 avert this uncalled 4 shutdown & Boehner & his ilk do not have the chutzpah 2 relent 4 the good of this country & their constituents- they just couldn't care less. GOD BLESS AMERICA! Amanda Knox IMO is guilty & should be in jail. HAVE A GREAT & SAFE DAY CNN!

    October 1, 2013 at 9:01 am | Reply
  13. Greggy

    Does Congress still get paid during the shutdown? If so that's a crime in itself.....

    October 1, 2013 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Yes, they do. Christine Romans reported this yesterday.

      Thanks for sharing your comments with us and have a lovely New Day!
      CNN Viewer Communications

      October 1, 2013 at 9:18 am | Reply
  14. clem

    Repukes are EVIL and SOULLESS.....PERIOD

    October 1, 2013 at 8:41 am | Reply
  15. Jeffrey K, Mann

    I was really pleased when you started running this page. It's a good way to start my day in the office. But when you dropped any pretense of political neutrality, I was really disappointed. Please keep your personal political views out of it. Most of us are looking for objective news reporting here in this summary, not editorial. Thank you.

    October 1, 2013 at 8:23 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Good morning, Jeffrey,
      We apologize if in some way our comments strike you as biased. CNN works very hard to remain neutral in our reporting.

      We'll include your comments in our report today to CNN's senior management, and thank you for your feedback. You're always welcome to send directly to CNN at http://www.cnn.com/feedback.

      Have a lovely New Day!
      CNN Viewer Communications

      October 1, 2013 at 8:27 am | Reply
    • pmmarion

      Jeff, I am so sorry to see that you feel that reporting news that you do approve is seen as politicizing the news.

      October 1, 2013 at 8:35 am | Reply
    • Tricia

      Although I lean pretty far left I have to agree with this comment. I often feel like you're "on my side" of things. Shouldn't I have something to get PO'd about ? 😉
      PS LOVE starting the day with y'all-

      October 1, 2013 at 9:15 am | Reply
      • TeamCNNCNN

        Hi, Tricia,
        Thanks so much for watching and for joining in the conversation.

        Have a super NewDay!
        CNN Viewer Communications

        October 1, 2013 at 9:21 am |
    • Kenneth Koonce

      I agree with Jeffrey. New Day's personal political views seems to have expanded recently. Unfortunately, it seems that this trend is in lockstep with other CNN commentators during the rest of day as well.

      Objective news reporting would be very refreshing.

      October 1, 2013 at 9:36 am | Reply
  16. ravenmortal

    Mystery train wreck in Chicago? Heck, it was Obama's fault. Everything is Obama's fault, no?

    October 1, 2013 at 7:45 am | Reply
    • Jacques Greene

      comments like this just making all of america look dumb..bi-partisan government but no one wants to work together!!

      October 1, 2013 at 8:07 am | Reply
    • John

      Go see a doctor you have issues. This is a train wreck

      October 1, 2013 at 8:21 am | Reply
  17. Raju Charles

    I work full time but no health care due to some bogus insurance laws! The insurance company force me to go from full time to part time so that i can get medical coverage. As part- time employ i have to pay three time more to keep the insurance! This is the biggest health care fraud i have ever seen in the world! Let the poor also get some healthcare! USA need to take care of citizens health,especially mental health! Tea party sucks!


    October 1, 2013 at 7:41 am | Reply
  18. don linder

    Your trying to give bikers a bad name for attacking to hit and run driver-they were people on bikes-THEY WERE NOT BIKERS ON DIRT BIKES.

    October 1, 2013 at 7:25 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi, Don,

      Thank you for sharing in this conversation. We certainly do not want to give bikers a bad name. We know many people who love to ride a Harley-Davidson. Please elaborate on how we can distinguish between "real" bikers and the bikers depicted in the video.

      Thanks for watching New Day and for sharing in the conversation.

      CNN Viewer Communications

      October 1, 2013 at 7:43 am | Reply
  19. Deloris Brown

    I feel the only reason for the goverment shutdown is to get back at President Obama. Forget what party you're in, just think about the affects to the hard working people that voted you in. I say to the American people get the facts, do your own research. Why is it so hard to be respectfully of each other:(

    October 1, 2013 at 6:35 am | Reply
  20. Joey Isorra-Fraschini ©™

    A "mysterious" Chicago train wreck? Not to me. I don't know exactly who or from what group, but dissatisfaction and expectation will cause more "non-violence" and demonstrations for justice by "the people" before peace returns to the USA.

    October 1, 2013 at 6:19 am | Reply
  21. slavetrade

    Mr. Obama. like Mr. Clinton, is fond of saying the following line, paraphrased, as applicable to deficits and wars that the GOP is largely responsible for: We did not get here quickly and we are not going to get out quickly. That same principle applies to both of their leadership styles and philosophies while in office: "It took a long time to enable the GOP - with the assist from the media - to get here, and it is going to take a long time to disable the GOP." (Let us hope the latter is not true.)

    October 1, 2013 at 6:09 am | Reply
  22. orange sunshyne

    I've always thought Knox was guilty.
    She's one of the luckiest people in the world to have gotten the go home card.

    October 1, 2013 at 5:59 am | Reply

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