John Boehner Gives Shutdown Press Conference, Doesn't Mention Shutdown

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Reporting on Politics and Policy.
Oct. 1 2013 1:45 AM

John Boehner Gives Shutdown Press Conference, Doesn't Mention Shutdown

A colleague pointed that out after the speaker of the House finished his brief, two-question statement on the House's vote to start a conference on the budget. Even when asked about his "message" to those being furloughed, Boehner did not mention that a shutdown was actually occuring.

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The message is that ... something is happening, and the GOP is trying to make Washington more fair by raising health care costs for federal employees.

David Weigel is a reporter for Bloomberg Politics

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