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President Obama Addresses Shutdown

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After a week of failing to call Congressional leaders, President Obama did contact the four leaders of both parties in the Senate and Congress last night. But this morning, he showed no sign of giving in. So, in Washington, the political stalemate goes on while, around the country, so-called "nonessential" government services are out of business. We hear what the President and Congressional leaders are saying and look at the shutdown's initial impact. Despite Republican efforts, the Affordable Care Act began enrollment today with health insurance exchanges opening up around the country.

 

Credits

Guests:
Edward-Isaac Dovere - Politico - @IsaacDovere, Janet Hook - Wall Street Journal - @hookjan, Tom Shoop - Government Executive magazine - @TShoop, Mark Vitner - Wells Fargo - @mvitner

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Caitlin Shamberg, Anna Scott, Katie Cooper