'This Week': Back From the Brink

ABC's Jonathan Karl and Jeff Zeleny on Hillary Clinton and the latest budget showdown.
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Transcript for 'This Week': Back From the Brink
Good morning. Welcome to "this week." Now what? How business is done in this town has to change. After two weeks of complete chaos, washington finally gets its act together, ending the shutdown crises. But with new deadlines looming, what's to keep it from happening again? Is washington broken beyond repair? This morning tough questions for all sides. Democratic leader, nancy pelosi, tea party hero ted cruz, and gop star jeb bush. Plus -- recently in washington unfortunately we have seen examples of the wrong kind of leadership. Hillary back on the campaign trail, the powerhouse round table looks ahead to 2016 and takes on a stunning week in politics. It's all right here this sunday morning. Hello again, I'm martha raddatz. George is off today. Great to have you with us. I'm here with abc's jon karl and jeff zeleny. Let's show that moment again. There it was yesterday, hillary clinton taking the stage, talking about leadership and the state of politics, her first explicitly political event in more than four years. When you see that moment, jon karl, how can you think anything but that she's running? You really can't. She may not have told anybody that she's running but those who have supported her and worked for her in the past are 100 percent convinced she's going to do it again. It sure looks like it. We have lots more to cover this morning including what's next now that the government shutdown is over. First to news breaking overnight. Those two convicted murderers in florida who forged their way out of jail, now back behind bars after being captured in panama city. Our own steve osunsami is there. Good morning, steve. Reporter: Good morning, martha. It was like a scene out of a movie, police racing to this motel in panama city, finally catching up to those convicted killers who according to authorities had been here since wednesday. Police say they surrounded without incident. They came out with their hands up. It has been a long journey, forging their way out of prison with fake documents including a forged judge's signature ordering their release early. They were serving life sentences without parole and somehow they were released. This has been a shame for the law enforcement officials and the legal system in florida. And there have been calls for changes to the system in terms of how those orders are processed. This morning these two men are in a county jail here and are expected to be handed over to corrections officials and could be back in prison as soon as today. Martha? Thanks, steve. Incredible story. Before we get to leader pelosi, senator cruz, governor bush, let's bring back our chief white house correspondent jonathan karl and our senior washington correspondent jeff zeleny. Jon, let me start with you. There were really no winners, according to president obama, in the government shutdown in having it re-open but he will make some gains he seems to think. How does he do that and continue forward? The big thing here is after the downgrade in 2011 the president brought in senior staff and said we are not going to do this again. We have to end government by crises. He drew the line, a red line if you will, on this, that he wasn't going to debate over the debt ceiling. He managed to break it. The reblicans gave it entirely. Now the question is what does he do with it? He's still five years in almost, does not have a bipartisan legislative accomplishment. Is he finally going to be able to work with the republicans? Big question. That question to you, jeff zeleny. Are the republicans going to be able to work with him now? Did the republicans learn their lesson? It depends who you talked to. If you talk to senator ted cruz he says we are going to do it again. A shutdown was worth it. BUT NOT mitch McConnell. He says a shutdown will not happen again. So the sense that I get from talking to so many republicans across the board is that they know this hurt the brand of the party. They know that they must come to some type of an agreement here, but the argument is still the same. Republicans do not want to give on taxes and democrats don't want to give on entitlements. We're in nearly the same position but it's a smaller deal we're talking about so I think they'll work something out. There is also the question a lot of democrats want to hit the republicans while they're down. They see a chance for another wave election in 2014. That's not really something that would say compromise is in the air. Thank you, jon. Thank you, jeff. We'll look forward to it.

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