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Government shutdown nears second week

Updated: Sunday, October 13 2013, 11:04 PM CDT
WASHINGTON (ABC) -- Negotiations between President Obama and republicans on ending the government shutdown have hit a brick wall. The President rejected the house's plan to temporarily raise the debt limit by six weeks.
Any movement to loosen the logjam that began as a republican effort to defund the President's healthcare law--shifted from the house to the senate. This weekend--leaders Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell holding talks to end the stalemate.
Reid said, “There's no reason we couldn't resolve it now.  We don't have that done yet. When I say now I mean in the next 48 hours.”
The government's partial shutdown--now nearing the end of its second week--and extending the nation's borrowing authority—the administration warning depletion is just days away.
With world financial markets pushing the US To fix its money woes—dueling bills failed to gain any traction Saturday--house republicans disallowing a democratic petition to open up the government immediately--
Paul Ryan said, “No deal as far as we're concerned.”
While in the Senate, an attempt to extend the debt limit failed. Despite this, some republicans seem ready to negotiate. So, why bend now?
An ABC news poll shows disapproval of republicans jumping from 63 percent to 70 percent -- so they're looking for a way out -- a deal-- even as President Obama continues to pressure congress.
Manufacturing crises to extract massive concessions isn't how our democracy
Works and we have to stop it,” said the President.
In the meantime, state's fed up with federal bickering have opted to open national parks--on their own.
Governor Brewer said, “I just refuse to let wrong-headed federal policy deprive tourists worldwide the opportunity to see this magnificent landscape.
Frustrated sight-seers welcomed back to landmarks--among them--the Grand Canyon--and the Statue of Liberty.
Government shutdown nears second week


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