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Obama to address press amid spending showdown on Hill
By Justin Sink - 09/27/13 03:10 PM ET

President Obama will deliver a statement Friday afternoon amid a congressional showdown over ObamaCare that threatens to force a government shutdown next wee.

The White House said Obama will speak at 3:30 p.m. Eastern remarks from the press briefing room, just hours after the Senate approved a stopgap spending measure that would keep the government open through Nov. 15.

The 55-44 party-line vote stripped out language from a similar bill that was already approved by the House that would have defunded the president's signature health care law.

The legislation will now return to the House, where congressional Republicans will have to decide how to precede. The president is expected to call on Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) to allow an up-or-down vote on the Senate bill.

But Boehner has already said the stripped-down bill would not reach the floor. Conservative members of the House have floated a proposal to attach a one-year delay of ObamaCare to the bill, which would then need to return to the Senate. Democrats say that measure would be rejected in the upper chamber, and the White House has vowed to veto any bill that delays or defunds the law.

If lawmakers can't strike an agreement before the end of the month, the government would shut down for all non-essential services. In addition to federal agencies, national parks, museums, and passport offices would all shutter.

On Friday, Sen. Harry Reid said House Republicans needed to vote for the so-called "clean" bill to avoid shutting down the government.

“I urge sensible Republicans in the House of Representatives to … let House Democrats vote,” he said. “Pass a clean bill to avert a shutdown. Defy the anarchists. Respect the rule of law. And help the Senate govern.”


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Re: President to deliver another speech... DEVELOPING...
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2013, 03:35:17 PM »
LET ME BE CLEAR

There, let's see if he plagiarizes me. :)

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IJReview ‏@ijreview 10s

WATCH LIVE: Obama to Gloat About Obamacare Defunding Bill http://www.ijreview.com/2013/09/82232-watch-live-obama-gloat-disastercare/ … Here we go... Obama talks about passing a budget! lol

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David Wessel ‏@davidmwessel 25s

Obama: The Senate acted responsibly to voting to keep our govt open. Now its up to Republicans in House to do the same.




jimgeraghty ‏@jimgeraghty 55s

Obama speaks to Iranian President; repeats he won't negotiate with GOP "hostage-takers."

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Peter Baker ‏@peterbakernyt 8s

Obama accuses Reps of "appeasing the tea party" in trying to undercut health care program.



HowardKurtz ‏@HowardKurtz 41s

Obama says budget debate isn't really about deficits, that House Repubs are "so concerned with appeasing the Tea Party"

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David M. Drucker ‏@DavidMDrucker 36s

.@BarackObama correctly notes that #Obamacare is full steam ahead on Oct. 1 whether a govt shutdown occurs or not.




Mike Memoli ‏@mikememoli 39s

Obama: Health exchanges open Tuesday no matter what Congress does. "That's a done deal."

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Jonathan Allen ‏@jonallendc 44s

"This grandstanding has real effects on real people" -- Obama on shutdown showdown





HowardKurtz ‏@HowardKurtz 51s

Obama open to "specific ideas" to improve Ocare, not gut it. Repubs have to decide whether to shut gov't "because they can't get their way"

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"Republicans watching, I encourage you to think about who you are hurting" -Obama....wow




Carrie Dann ‏@CarrieNBCNews 38s

Obama: "Any R in Congress who is currently watching, I’d encourage you to think about who you’re hurting." Invokes young Hill staffers.

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what an bleep

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President Obama: "Even the threat of a shutdown is probably already having a dampening effect on our economy."




AG ‏@AG_Conservative 1h

54 senators voted to strip defunding of Obamacare from the bill. All Democrats. People attacking R's are either being dishonest or ignorant.

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President Obama on Republican senators and governors' message to the House: "Knock it off, pass a budget and move on."

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Obama on debt limit: “We don’t fully understand the consequences” because it’s never happened before

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"I will not negotiate over Congress' responsibility to pay the bills that have already been wracked up."



Mark Kelly ‏@MarkdKelly2 14s

Obamalogic: refuse to negotiate on spending levels, then say Congress has to raise debt limit to pay for spending levels he won't negotiate.

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"I will not negotiate" on the debt ceiling





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Obama laments Republicans' long list of demands," when it's one thing: Obamacare

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McConnell and Graham vote for cloture. Of course they did.




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Obama blames "extremists in Congress" for fomenting crises.

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Obama: "Voting for the treasury to pay America's bills is not a concession. It is not a favor to me."




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Obama is basically mocking the House GOP's debt ceiling wish list




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Precedent is #Obama's most compelling argument against bowing on debt limit.

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President ends speech by saying he's focusing on jobs. Really, and what impact is #Obamacare having on jobs?




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Obama takes no questions. WH press pool goes back to reporter dungeon.




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O' says that's not how a Democracy is supposed to work. Even that dumb bastard doesn't acknowledge we live in a REPUBLIC

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Obama calls GOP in Congress "extremists" but Muslim Brotherhood,ISNA, CAIR,Bill Ayers,Rashid Khalidi,Recep Erdogan,Taliban are the good guys




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Gee, I've been waiting hours for @BarackObama to lecture us bad people again #conservatives We are just too poorly behaved for his tastes

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If Congress funds Obamacare, I say we defund Republicans.

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"I will not negotiate" on the debt ceiling
Interesting that he's so eager to talk to the Iranian president, but not to elected officials in his own (so to speak) country.
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