Anderson Cooper opened AC360 with the news that no deal had been reached and the budget deadline was drawing near. 360 was live for two hours with discussion of what the sticking points were, what would happen if a deal was not reached, speculation of what was happening behind the scenes; and finally broke the news that a budget deal was reached and a government shutdown avoided.
The first panel of the evening consisted of Dana Bash, Dan Lothian, John King and David Gergen ~
Anderson spoke with Rep. Anthony Weiner (D) New York ~
Tom Foreman was in at the Magic Wall breaking down "Riders" and later with a "Budget Timeline" ~
Anderson spoke with Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R) Texas ~
Panel number two consisted of Paul Begala, David Gergen and Susan Molinari ~
Dana Bash broke the news that a budget deal agreement had been reached ~
President Obama, Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. John Boehner spoke ~
Then the panels were brought back in for further discussion of what had just happened and what could happen going forward.
360 BULLETIN: Isha Sesay
And best of all - Dana Loesch had tweeted earlier in the day that she would be on AC360, but apparenty was bumped?
A Perry's Principle from the second hour of Thursday's program ~