Tue October 8, 2013

VIDEO: President Obama's News Conference On The Shutdown

President Obama spoke from the White House briefing room Tuesday, first making a statement then taking questions from the press. The President addressed the ongoing government shutdown and the looming debt limit deadline.

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The President spoke for nearly an hour, Obama's statement is above and the full session - including the reporter's questions is below. The President's statement begins at the 34:20 mark and the press questioning starts at the 49:00 mark - just move the counter on the video below.