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Who Will Blink First? Government Shutdown

Posted at 1:06 PM, Oct 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-07 13:08:31-04

government shutdown(CNN) — The government is partly shut down, and in 10 days the U.S. will default on its debt — a much bigger deal, experts say. Unless Boehner or Obama budges.

President Barack Obama said Monday the Senate’s short-term spending plan to reopen the government would pass the House if Speaker John Boehner allowed a vote on it, adding that Boehner was refusing to do so because he wants the shutdown to continue. Obama also reiterated that he will not negotiate with Congress while the country is under threat of a possible debt default.

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