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Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown



Published: Wed, October 2, 2013 @ 1:03 p.m.

Obama, lawmakers to hold meeting on shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House today as a partial government shutdown entered a second day with little sign of a breakthrough to get hundreds of thousands of people back to work. Some on Capitol Hill ominously suggested the impasse might last for weeks. House Speaker John Boehner’s office said the Ohio Republican would attend the White House meeting this afternoon, casting it as a sign the president is ready to start negotiating on GOP demands to extract changes to the new health care law in exchange for funding the government.


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