No progress in ending shutdown after White House meeting


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No progress in ending shutdown after White House meeting

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Oct 3, 2013

(KTNV) -- It is day 3 of the partial government shutdown and there is still no end in sight.

A top-level meeting was held at the White House on Wednesday but nothing was resolved.

President Obama says he won't negotiate with Republicans until they agree to fund the government with no strings attached.

In an interview with CNBC, the president blamed House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, for the stalemate.

During the meeting at the White House, Boehner repeated his call for a one-year delay for some provisions of Obamacare.

The partial shutdown after the Republican-run House and Democratic-run Senate failed to agree on a new spending plan.

House Republicans are now saying the budget talks should include discussion about raising the debt ceiling.

Unless there is an increase in the debt ceiling, the government will be unable to borrow money to repay its obligations.

The deadline to do that is Oct. 17.

Some people are now saying that the shutdown could drag on for weeks.

Joyce Lupiani

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