THE HUFFINGTON POST
By Sam Stein
WASHINGTON — Three senior Obama administration officials have made it abundantly clear that the president has no interest in budging from his position on the government shutdown or the looming debt ceiling fight.
The officials met with a handful of columnists and reporters on Thursday morning on condition that they not be named or quoted. They said President Barack Obama feels as strongly about this issue as he has about anything else during his time in office, including passing health care reform.
The meeting came the day after congressional leaders and the president met in the White House in hopes of finding a path forward on the dual budget fights. That meeting ended without an agreement. And the fact that both sides continued a media blitz the morning after suggests that a resolution remains far off.
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- It Increasingly Looks Like Obama Will Have To Raise The Debt Ceiling All By Himself (businessinsider.com)
- Bankers Warn Obama, Don’t Mess With The Debt Ceiling (Again) (zerohedge.com)
- White House talks fail to end government shutdown (vietnamnews.vn)
- Obama Invites Hill Leaders To Talk Debt Limit (talkingpointsmemo.com)
- Debt Ceiling, Not Government Shutdown, Should Be Congress’s Concern (blogs.the-american-interest.com)
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