Barack Obama

Obama Cuts Multi-Country Asia Trip Short

Similar issue a few budget crises ago

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President Barack Obama on Wednesday scrapped part of long-planned trip to Asia and left the remainder of the trip in doubt as a U.S. government shutdown entered a second day with no end in sight to the funding battle in Congress that triggered it.

Obama scuttled two stops on a planned four-country tour and left visits to two other countries up in the air, according to White House statements.