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No Signs of Giving In On Federal Shutdown

Senate refuses ‘mini-spending’ bills from House

October 3, 2013

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama conferred with congressional leaders at the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there were no signs of......

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rover1958

Oct-04-13 9:39 PM

Boner ?

A goner !

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anutterview

Oct-04-13 3:22 PM

"Pres Obama should not budge an inch."

For once I agree with you in part. Obama should continue to demonstrate that he doesn't have a clue how to be a leader; that he will get his a cookie, whatever the cost; that if he doesn't get his way he will take his ball and go home; that he is not responsible for any thing and depends on everyone else to bail him out.

But boy can he read a teleprompter.

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anutterview

Oct-04-13 3:15 PM

So far there have been on negotiations. The Republicans make a proposal, the Democrats say NO, we want it all; the Republicans move toward the Democratic position and the Democrats again say NO, we want it all; the Republicans continue sending other proposals, until finally they propose that there be no exemptions to the law as passed, again receiving a NO, we want it with all of the special "executive order" provisions, including giving Congress special privileges not afforded to the ordinary citizens Go back and give us what we want.

And the Obama-media reports that the Republicans are fighting among themselves to accommodate the old-man of the Senate and the Boy-King.

NO HOPE, NO CHANGE.

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wvhoopie

Oct-04-13 2:04 PM

Pres Obama should not budge an inch. The teabaggers are splitting the republicans apart. Boehner already said he was not going to push America over the debt ceiling, Rep Senators are ripping Cruz apart for his theatrics and goofing off with no direction, there already are enough votes to pass the Senate's continuing resolution....no brainer here. Hold your spot Pres Obama! We elected you to keep national health care and we demand that our vote be recognized! The cave in is just around the corner!

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GETACLUE

Oct-04-13 12:17 PM

By JAKE SHERMAN and JOHN BRESNAHAN | 10/4/13 10:49 AM EDT

"House Republicans huddled in the Capitol basement, discussing strategy on the government shutdown. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) opened up the meeting by reading a stack of letters from children attending the Sacred Heart school on how to deal with the political situation in Washington."

The GOP searching for some kind of strategy (because their Tea Party faction never had one) has taken to asking SCHOOL CHILDREN for answers!!! WOW JUST WOW!!!

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littlefox

Oct-04-13 12:53 AM

GETACLUE, got it. The majority doesn't want Obamacare. But there's a percentage of those people who have been fear-mongered into letting it slither its way into the budget by our manipulative Senate majority leader, and our President who makes one of the most un-presidential statements of all time in a WH interview with CNBC, saying - "This time is different, Wall Street needs to be genuinely worried about what is going on in Washington, this time I think Wall Street should be concerned."

That was no gaffe, it was scripted to gain that percentage he needs, banking on those people believing it and being scared enough to cave. What kind of leadership is that?

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GETACLUE

Oct-04-13 12:14 AM

American voters are divided on Obamacare, with 45 percent in favor and 47 percent opposed, but they are opposed 58 - 34 percent to Congress cutting off funding for the health care law to stop its implementation

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Gooseman

Oct-04-13 12:00 AM

"We're not going to be disrespected, we have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is."

-- Rep. Marlin Stutzman (R-IN), quoted by the Washington Examiner, on the government shutdown.

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littlefox

Oct-03-13 11:42 PM

GETACLUE, I don't get your last ominous TEA PARTY comment, but it sounds scary and contemporarily presidential.

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littlefox

Oct-03-13 11:30 PM

GETACLUE, got it. The majority doesn't want Obamacare. But there's a percentage of those people who have been fear-mongered into letting it slither its way into the budget by our manipulative Senate majority leader, and our President who makes one of the most un-presidential statements of all time in a WH interview with CNBC, saying - "This time is different, Wall Street needs to be genuinely worried about what is going on in Washington, this time I think Wall Street should be concerned."

That was no gaffe, it was scripted to gain that percentage he needs, banking on those people believing it and being scared enough to cave. What kind of leadership is that? 

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GETACLUE

Oct-03-13 11:06 PM

This is the way that the TEA PARTY wants the business carried out. So if they want it to work for defunding the ACA then don't be upset when the extreme left wing ties GUN CONTROL to funding or debt ceiling bills. The blue print has been handed down by the TEA PARTY.

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littlefox

Oct-03-13 10:35 PM

GETACLUE, how could anyone in their right mind "tie some gun control legislation to funding of the federal government?" That's just plain silly, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if some enterprising young Democrat wanted to do that. They'll need to hire a sh|tload of gun navigators.

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GETACLUE

Oct-03-13 10:34 PM

Quinnipiac: “American voters oppose 72 - 22 percent Congress shutting down the federal government to block implementation of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, according to a Quinnipiac University national poll released today….American voters are divided on Obamacare, with 45 percent in favor and 47 percent opposed, but they are opposed 58 - 34 percent to Congress cutting off funding for the health care law to stop its implementation….Looking at the 2014 Congressional races, voters pick a generic Democrat over a generic Republican candidate 43 - 34 percent, the widest Democratic margin measured so far.” [Quinnipiac]

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littlefox

Oct-03-13 10:19 PM

@daWraith, when they start calling them "affordable phones" GETACLUE will concede the point.

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littlefox

Oct-03-13 9:59 PM

GETACLUE said "By any metric the WORST President in the History of this country is BOY GEORGE BUSH this fact is undisputed and not even debatable."

The first part is so much bush, blah, blah, but the "undisputed and not even debatable" part sounds very presidential, these days.

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GETACLUE

Oct-03-13 9:46 PM

daWeeb...... Really trying to pass off a copy and paste dump from the COMIC BOOK sandrarose dot com as coming from cnet. FAIL FAIL FAIL The village of DOUCHBAGISTAN misses you they need their IDIOT back.

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daWraith

Oct-03-13 9:38 PM

played less golf..

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daWraith

Oct-03-13 9:38 PM

CLueLasswipe, Bush created 8.4 Million jobs with ZERO stimulus, had 53 months of continuous economic growth ( more than ANY President), had unemployment below 5%, had dropped the deficit to $161 Billion by 2007, had the highest percentage of the population working in the last 15 years, Freed 65 million Islamics, got Saddam Hussein, created a free Muslim state that is the #5 exporter of oil to America (Iraq), spent less on vacations in 8 years than Obama in ONE MONTH, played less gold in 8 years than Obama in 2013, etc. etc.

By any metric Obama is the worst president in the history of the United States.

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daWraith

Oct-03-13 9:32 PM

Cluelass wipeass:

"According to CNET, “the Justice Department has secretly interpreted federal surveillance law to permit thousands of low-ranking analysts to eavesdrop on phone calls.”

In light of this most recent disclosure, it comes as no surprise that the Obama administration has quietly spent $2.2 BILLION dollars handing out free Obama phones to poor people (mostly blacks and Hispanics).

The reason for this wasteful expenditure of taxpayers’ money is simple: it’s easier to listen in on phone calls if everyone has a phone. A worker for one of the wireless companies contracted by the Obama Administration to give away free phones to the poor will be fired after telling an undercover investigator that he could do anything he wanted with the phone — even buy ******e.

The undercover investigator, posing as a low-income resident, asked a TerraCom saleswoman if he could pawn the free phone for drug money."

FAIL!

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Ragnar

Oct-03-13 9:17 PM

Bush lost fewer soldiers in Afghanistan than did Soetero, presided over drone strikes, rendition, Gitmo and enhanced interrogations. Soetero approved the same programs only on a larger scale.

Bush increased the national debt by about $5 trillion in 8 years. Soetero has increased it by $6 trillion in 5 years.

Bush proposed, and passed, 8 consecutive budgets. Soetero has proposed 1 budget and passed none.

Bush put the terrorists on the run, destroyed Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan, supported the surge in Iraq and special forces strike forces in Afghanistan.

Soetero offered to give Russia all of the serial numbers on every Trident missile we sell to the UK.

Soetero gave away our missile shield in eastern Europe because Medelev asked him to. He got nothing in return.

He has bowed down to foreign leaders, received a Nobel Peace Prize for killing children in drone strikes and generally destroyed US credibility, and the economy.

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GETACLUE

Oct-03-13 8:47 PM

I can hardly wait for some enterprising young Democrat to tie some GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION TO FUNDING OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. This is the exact reason Obama WILL NOT NEGOTIATE WITH TEA PARTY TERRORISTS.

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GETACLUE

Oct-03-13 8:37 PM

"He is by any metric the WORST President in the History of this country."

By any metric the WORST President in the History of this country is BOY GEORGE BUSH this fact is undisputed and not even debatable.

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GETACLUE

Oct-03-13 8:32 PM

"Obama gave away more phones than all of the presidents combined."

SOURCE PLEASE, I CALL BULL SHAT

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littlefox

Oct-03-13 8:21 PM

wonderwhy said "Just like the Affordable Care Act that the far right calls Obamacare."

The far right, are you kidding? Obama himself calls it Obamacare. At least he used to until people started waking up and understanding what was in it. That's when he started pushing the word "Affordable" and backed off on the word "Obamacare." And there are plenty of morons who like the ACA and don't like Obamacare thinking they are completely different things.

Our president is quite the little salesman.

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daWraith

Oct-03-13 8:10 PM

NO, dumbass, Obama gave away more phones than all of the presidents combined.

He has generated more debt than ALL 43 Presidents Combined.

He has decreased the average income for Americans more than any President.

He has doubled the number of people on Food Stamps.

He has the longest stretch of unemployment above 7% of any president in since WWII.

He has increased the black youth unemployment to the highest level in history, WORSE than the Great Depression.

He has played more GOLF than the last eight Presidents COMBINED!

He is by any metric the WORST President in the History of this country.

By Nov. 2014 EVERYBODY will know Obamacare has been a complete friggen lie administered by an INCOMPETENT FAILED GOVERNMENT.

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