New hope for debt deal, but not for shutdown
October 4th, 2013
12:56 PM ET
10 months ago

New hope for debt deal, but not for shutdown

Washington (CNN) - Grandstanding rhetoric abounded but little tangible progress was evident on Friday, the fourth day of a government shutdown both Republicans and Democrats say they don't want but claim they are unable to stop.

"This isn't some damn game!" House Speaker John Boehner said at a news conference where he ratcheted up pressure on President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats to negotiate changes to Obamacare as party of any deal to end the shutdown.

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