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  • Shutdown stalemate continues; White House meeting unproductive

    10/02/2013 4:48:06 PM PDT · by oxcart · 97 replies
    CBS News ^ | 10/02/13 | Stephanie Condon, Rebecca Kaplan
    President Obama's 70-minute White House meeting late Wednesday afternoon with congressional leaders, an effort to break the stalemate over the partial government shutdown, did nothing to help end the impasse. "We had a nice conversation, light conversation," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said following the meeting, but noted the president repeated that he will not negotiate on dialing back Obamacare. He added that he hopes that Mr. Obama and Democrats will have a serious discussion about resolving their differences with House Republicans. "All we're asking for is a discussion and fairness for the American people under Obamacare," he said. House...
  • Obama Calls 1st Meeting With Congressional Leaders on Shutdown

    10/02/2013 10:56:31 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    AP ^ | October 2, 2013 | ANDREW TAYLOR
    <p>President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.</p>