Hill leaders, Obama trade blame as shutdown enters 3rd day; debt limit looms as riskier threat

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 3, 2013 - 10:04 PM

WASHINGTON — Three days into a government shutdown, President Barack Obama pointedly blamed House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed, while the bitter budget dispute moved closer to a more critical showdown over the nation's line of credit. The president canceled a trip to Asia to remain in the capital as the Treasury warned of calamitous results if Congress fails to raise the debt limit.

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