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Monday night on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” host Anderson Cooper tried to pin Idaho Republican Rep. Raul Labrador down on several issues regarding the Republican shutdown of the federal government. When Labrador accused the journalist of sandbagging him, Cooper was quick to remind the congressman that he wasn’t on a partisan network that would lob softball questions at him all day. “Congressman, you and many House Republicans have been saying that the Democrats have refused to negotiate,” said Cooper. “But the Democrats did back and the Senate passed a clean continuing resolution with the levels of funding for government agencies that Republicans wanted — not that Democrats wanted, $988 billion.” “Harry Reid,” he continued, “said that [Speaker of the House Rep. John] Boehner (R-OH) promised he wouldn’t attach demands to the Senate funding bill if it was brought in at the Republican level. Wasn’t that a negotiation?”