President Obama has canceled plans to attend two upcoming summits in Asia, with the government shutdown entering its fourth day and the White House and lawmakers from both parties increasingly focused on the looming debt-ceiling deadline.
A day after Obama stepped us his rhetoric about the impasse, Republican lawmakers did the same, with House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) telling reporters, “This isn’t some damn game.”
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