Tag: Government Shutdown 2013

[VIDEO] President Obama Full Speech from This Morning Oct 17, 2013

FULL SPEECH – President Obama Statement On Budget Deal To End Government Shutdown President Barack Obama on Thursday delivered a statement on the deal to re-open the government and avert default from the State Dining Room. Watch it below. The Senate and House passed a bill Wednesday that will re-open the government through Jan. 15…

Statue Of Liberty, Grand Canyon To Reopen During Shutdown

The Statue of Liberty, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Rushmore were among the national parks and landmarks set to reopen during the government shutdown after negotiations concluded late Friday. The attractions will reopen Saturday after the states where they are located agreed to fund them through state funds or private donations. The costs range from…

Obama Renews Calls On Congress To End Shutdown, Raise Debt Limit

President Obama said he’s willing to negotiate fiscal issues if House Republicans vote on a “clean” bill to end the government shutdown and increase the federal debt limit. Appearing before reporters in the White House briefing room, Obama said: “Let’s stop the excuses. Let’s take a vote in the House. Let’s end this shutdown right…

Shutdown Stops Benefits To Families Of Fallen Soldiers

The federal government shutdown, now entering its second week, is preventing families of soldiers killed while serving their country from receiving death benefits. The families of five US service members killed over the weekend in Afghanistan were notified they would not be receiving the $100,000 benefit, known as ‘death gratuity.’ The money is normally wired…

Obama Tells Americans To Persevere With Health Care Websites

President Obama says Americans definitely shouldn’t give up on signing up through government-run health care websites after a series of technical problems that left some users unable to complete the process. In a wide-ranging interview with the AP, President Obama also said the US believes Iran is still more than a year away from having…

Poll: Americans not happy about shutdown; more blame GOP

On day three of the partial government shutdown, a new CBS News poll reveals that a large majority of Americans disapprove of the shutdown and more are blaming Republicans than President Obama and the Democrats for it. Fully 72 percent of Americans disapprove of shutting down the federal government over differences on the Affordable Care…

John Boehner Mocks Obama In House Floor Speech

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) mocked President Barack Obama in a floor speech Monday, hours before a potential government shutdown — marking a rare move and a public sign of the two leaders’ increasingly soured relationship. “I didn’t come here to shut down the government,” Boehner said, moments before the House voted on the GOP’s…