Sen. Angus King, the Maine Independent, joined Up with Steve Kornacki to discuss the current state of budget negotiations, what Republican House members want in exchange for avoiding a government shutdown, and the coming fight over the debt ceiling.
"They haven't asked for a statue of Ayn Rand on the Mall, but that's about it," King said of the GOP's demands. read more
Singer, songwriter and longtime Democratic activist Carole King is lobbying Senator Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, to support expanded background checks for gun purchases. Crapo voted against the Toomey-Manchin background checks legislation in April, but King continues to push her home-state senator to change his mind.
"He voted for reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act," said King in an interview. "If you could vote for that act because of your conscience, your conscience should tell you to vote for gun safety, for background checks." read more