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It's been a week and a half since Congress failed to reach any kind of agreement to avoid a government shutdown.
Both sides believe they have staked out the moral high ground, and have argued that it's the other side that is unreasonable.
Rep. Steve Southerland, R-Florida, joins CNN's special show, "Shutdown Showdown."