In four days, the U.S. government could shut down as fierce partisan fighting over funding Obamacare continues. But economic catastrophe may come seventeen days later, when the U.S. could default on its loans if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling.
CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Though a shut down would lead to the closure of national parks and job furloughs, the White House warns lawmakers not to use the debt ceiling as a bargaining chip.
White House Spokesperson Jay Carney said, "There is no negotiating over Congress' responsibility to ensure that we do not default."
GOP sources tell CNN that as soon as Saturday, House Republicans are planning to pass a bill that does raise the debt ceiling, but also adds several party priorities like tax reform or delaying Obamacare.
Democrats say this is unlikely.
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His lenient sentence and the judge's comments about his victim sparked national outrage and protests.
On Thursday, Stacey Rambold, an admitted rapist, was released from incarceration after just 31 days.
The former high school teacher walked out of the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge and had to check in with his parole officer.
He dashed in avoiding CNN's Kyung Lah's questions.
Though Rambold won't be a free man exactly; he's on probation for the next 14 years, 11 months.
It is almost the Halloween season and we found something in the "New York Daily News" that might very well make you scream in terror. CNN's John Berman reports.
There is a theme park called Shocktoberfest in Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, that decided their regular old haunted house just wasn't enough. You enter this place naked.
It's called the "The Naked and Scared Challenge.”
The owner told the paper:
"It's taking people down to their core, making them as vulnerable as possible with zero protection."
The experience is only for people 18 and over, you need to sign a waiver, there are private concealed changing areas, and no sexual misconduct or disrespectful behavior will be tolerated.
They get the "I Hope It's a Warm Haunted House" award.
Would you go to something like this??
In today's edition of the "Good Stuff" a young boy warns his neighbors of trouble after a fire breaks out. CNN's Chris Cuomo reports.
Jonathan Bent, 8, jumped out of bed when his Tennessee apartment complex went up in flames from a neighbor falling asleep with a cigarette.
Firefighter helmet camera footage shows the terrifying flames but Jonathan ran from apartment to apartment making sure people got out.
When asked where he found the courage to go warn others, the boy responds, "I don't like people dying. I just want them to live."