Government Shutdown: Day 2

Government Shutdown: Day 2

In Washington tonight, there is no end in sight to the partial government shutdown, with effects now rippling across our nation
In Washington tonight, there is no end in sight to the partial government shutdown, with effects now rippling across our nation.
To try to break the deadlock, President Obama called congressional leaders to the white house.
Steve Handelsman reports..
Day two and there's more anger.
Protesters chant "end the shutdown!"
Furloughed federal worker Ralph Randall says "we've been really productive and we don't understand why we should be not working."
NSA workers not being paid means some could sell out to an enemy, warned the director of U.S. intelligence
Director of national intelligence James Clapper says "this is dreamland for foreign intelligence service to recruit."
At the World War II Memorial, more vets and their families showed up and they stormed inside. Well, some wheeled inside defying the shutdown.
In the national institutes of health, a life and death issue:  200 patients, including  children with cancer, were turned away
Democrats were outraged.
Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois asks "why is it closed?  Some national emergency, some disaster, some crisis?  No.  A manufactured political temper tantrum coming from the tea party."
House republicans say they'll vote to reopen NIH and the memorials but democrats refuse.
House majority leader Eric Cantor says"stop with the games and join us in trying to relieve the pain that is being inflicted on federal employees and the people of this country."
But at least 15 house republicans are breaking ranks with boehner and gop leader cantor, demanding an end to the whole shutdown
And that was the president's demand today on CNBC.
The president says "am I exasperated? Absolutely I'm exasperated.  Because this is entirely unnecessary."

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