Breaking: White House meeting with congressional leaders delayed
October 14th, 2013
02:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Breaking: White House meeting with congressional leaders delayed

(CNN) - A meeting between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders planned for Monday afternoon has been postponed, the White House announced, saying the delay would allow Senate leaders time to continue negotiating a compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a U.S. default as soon as Thursday.

Senate leaders optimistic they will reach shutdown, debt deal


Filed under: Congress • Government Shutdown • President Obama
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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    They should have been working on this over their break. Why o' why must they wait until the very last second to get things done? We need to elect some adults who know how to work among each other and know how to set politics aside when it comes to matters as critical as the debt ceiling. as far as a government shutdown, I blame that solely on republicans and so do a majority of the American People.

    October 14, 2013 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  2. G

    with the rich investing in communist china now ,they really don,t need a middle class ,they will keep a few around to fight their never ending wars

    October 14, 2013 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. tom l

    91 million budgeted to build a website. Lord knows what the actual cost was but we are pretty sure it was more than the 91 million.

    Hey Data, how much would you bid to have created that website? 25 million? And at that level you would have been laughing your way to the bank...

    October 14, 2013 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  4. Thomas

    I hope the House members had a good weekend .

    SPEAKER PUT A CLEAN SPENDING BILL ON THE FLOOR FOR A VOTE NOW !

    October 14, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  5. the hippies were right

    Regarding negotiating, the repubs want to do away with the 2.3% tax on medical devices, Obama wants nothing. All you dummies keep crying that Obama won't negotiate. Dems need to come back with an agreement on a 1.0% tax on medical devices. There's your compromise and you get .3 extra points, so you win! Game over!

    October 14, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  6. Tampa Tim

    Yesterday, I watched Rand Paul show America that he does not have a junior school understanding of economics. Like most elected republicans, their election is not based on their ability to solve problems, but instead it depends how much hateful rhetoric they can spew.

    October 14, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  7. Larry in Houston

    the 2 guys on the right side of this photo, needs to listen to what Gloria Borger was just saying on CNN....... It sounds like she should be one of the negotiators, she's one of several that knows what they are talking about...Borger should probably become a politician. But, then again, I don't blame her for not being one, because she wouldn't be used to lying, like the current politicians are. (btw, I hope she doesn't get a swelled head)

    October 14, 2013 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. simplefaith

    Sarah Palin keeps sticking her nose in politics. Can you imagine a Ted Cruz/Sarah Palin ticket. Yuk! America will ruined forever.

    October 14, 2013 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  9. Ol' Yeller

    Rand Paul does not have a jr. high school understanding of much of anything. At least his daddy's insane ideas aren't purposefully mean. Rand is pouting because cruz stole most of his inbr ed base.

    October 14, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  10. Tampa Tim

    Should have been . . . Junior high school.

    October 14, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  11. Never Vote Republican Again

    Republicans are to blame for this mess. They let a bunch of nuts take over the party. The nuts ran off all the moderates. Republicans will not win another national election until they get some guts and stand up to the tea party nuts that want to ruin our country.

    October 14, 2013 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  12. Ol' Yeller

    Should have been kindergarten, but we will let you slide :)

    October 14, 2013 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  13. Joel

    ENOUGH ALREADY! If congress refuses to work, shut down Congress but, re-open the Government. Our Congress needs to be reminded that this is a Governement of the people by the people, and FOR THE PEOPLE. Not for the party. The people need to come forward and take charge. Hopefully the next election will show this.

    October 14, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. jerome

    The networks wouldn't give Obama any more time to spread his baloney on live TV so he went to a local food bank to spread some. Worth every penny of his taxpayer supported lifestyle.

    October 14, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  15. The Real Tom Paine

    Let me guess: Mitch got some new polling data from KY that tells him screw this up, too?

    October 14, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  16. Tampa Tim

    We can pay $2 trillion for an unnecessary republican war, but the right wingnuts don't want to spend $91 million to make sure 45 million Americans have the opportunity to sign up for health insurance. Amazing, just amazing.

    October 14, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  17. texasnotea

    The reason the tea party waves the "don't tread on me flag" is because the rebel battle flag was already taken.

    October 14, 2013 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  18. Data Driven

    Hey Tom, look up start-up costs and yearly costs of, for example, LinkedIn and Spotify, and then tell the world about it in multiple copy/paste posts (elsewhere, please).

    Meantime, any thoughts on the actual topic at hand? Even your rebel heroes have taken Obamacare off the table; I recommend that you emulate them.

    October 14, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  19. Joel

    A country with government shut down? Isn't that Anarchy?
    If Congress wants to make changes, do it in a congressional session. Don't shut down government. If a congressman doesn't like the vote, fight for it, inside Congress. Shutting down government should never be an option.

    WE, THE PEOPLE, need to REPLACE ANY ONE IN CONGRESS who refuses to follow what ever the whole of congress has already voted and agreed on.

    Congress is an EMPLOYEE OF THE PEOPLE. If your employee refuses to follow the will of the employer, he gets fired.

    October 14, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    -Data Driven

    Hey Tom, look up start-up costs and yearly costs of, for example, LinkedIn and Spotify, and then tell the world about it in multiple copy/paste posts (elsewhere, please).

    Meantime, any thoughts on the actual topic at hand? Even your rebel heroes have taken Obamacare off the table; I recommend that you emulate them
    **********************
    No, but plenty of ad hominem attacks on Sniffit. Its called deflection, and the Right has a lot of practice with it.

    October 14, 2013 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |