Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner leaves the White House after a meeting with President Barack Obama on Wednesday.
(Getty Images / October 2, 2013)
President Obama summoned congressional leaders from both parties to the White House on Wednesday to talk about ending the partial government shutdown. A spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner said it showed the president was finally willing to negotiate, but the White House insisted that the president was holding firm to his refusal to bargain over Obamacare as a condition of funding the government. Which side do you think will end up giving in? Is there a way to a face-saving compromise for both? What's your view?
NEWS AND VIEWS
Senate Republicans: We will survive the shutdown, Democrats won't survive ObamaCare
Sean Hannity, Fox News, Sept. 30
Q: Who's to blame for the government shutdown? A: The Republican party
Michael Cohen column, The Guardian, Sept. 30
White House rejects latest Republican offer fund parts of government
Reuters, Oct. 1
POLL: Just one in four approves of Republicans' handling
Washington Post, Sept. 30