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No Deal Forthcoming As The Government Remains Closed

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 10/3/2013 There's no sign of any break in the stalemate that's left the government closed. Even the latest efforts to find a solution are being called unproductive by both sides. Brianna Keilar has the latest. For the first time since the government shutdown, Congressional leaders met face-to-face with President Barack Obama at the White House Wednesday night, both sides emerging with no deal and no signs of progress to end the stalemate. "The president reiterated one more time tonight that he will not negotiate," said Republican House Speaker John Boehner. "We're through playing these games," said Democratic Senate y Leader Harry Reid. Republicans still demanding President Obama accept a delay to his signature heath care program. "All we're asking for here is a discussion and fairness for the American people under Obamacare," said Boehner. "Am I exasperated? Absolutely, I'm exasperated," said President Obama. In an interview with C-NBC, the president reiterated he won't give in on Obamacare. But he said he will negotiate on budgetary issues like taxes, spending, entitlement reform, if House Republicans first agree to reopen the government for several weeks. "We have a situation right now where if John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, puts a bill on the floor to reopen the government at current funding levels, so that we can then negotiate on a real budget that allows us to stop governing from crisis to crisis, it would pass," said President Obama. The president is probaby right, but that's not happening anytime soon. Instead, House Republicans held votes again on funding the government in a piecemeal way, that the Senate will surely reject. Meanwhile, not far from the Capitol, the World War II Memorial, operated by the largely shuttered National Park Service, has become a proxy in this battle. To counter images of World War II vets showing up to the barricaded memorial, the Republican National Committee offering to pay to keep it open. "Our veterans deserve the freedom to see this memorial and we are willing to pay the bill," says RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. "Now, it is up to the president just to let them in."
   
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