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Obama: Without deal 'good chance of default'

Obama: Without deal 'good chance of default'

By Ina Ronquillo. CREATED Oct 14, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says that if Republicans can't resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown, quote, "we stand a good chance of defaulting."
   
Obama was at a Washington D.C. charity that has been highlighting the effects of the partial government shutdown by inviting furloughed workers to volunteer. The agency, Martha's Table, is also offering assistance to federal employees who are not being paid and need emergency aid.
   
The visit comes on the 14th day of the shutdown and just three days before the Treasury says Congress must increase the nation's borrowing limit or risk a government default.
   
Later Monday, Obama was meeting with the bipartisan congressional leadership.
   
Obama says the problem is politicians using brinkmanship to extract partisan concessions.

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Ina Ronquillo

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Ina is a Southern Arizona native. She graduated from Nogales High School and then received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Arizona with a double major in Media Arts and Communication.