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October 08, 2013

Government shutdown: Obama calls Boehner

 

WASHINGTON— 

President Barack Obama called Speaker John Boehner today about the government shutdown and a looming deadline to raise the debt ceiling, and restated his position that he would not negotiate, said a spokesman for Boehner.

"The president called the Speaker again today to reiterate that he won't negotiate on a government funding bill or debt limit increase," said Brendan Buck, the Boehner spokesman.

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