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Obama warns of economic consequences from shutdown

Obama warns of economic consequences from shutdown

President Barack Obama used an address in Maryland on Thursday to try to pressure Republican lawmakers into accepting a spending bill to end the government shutdown that is now in its third day.

"The longer this goes on, the worse it will be," Obama said at a company in Rockville, M. Luis Construction. "The impact of the shutdown goes way beyond those things that you're seeing on television."

Obama sought to tie the shutdown -- as well as the Oct. 17 deadline to raise the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling -- to the economy. He warned the brinkmanship on both issues could undercut the nation's fragile economic progress.

The president also cited a quote...

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