"President Obama called House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday, again telling the Ohio Republican he will not negotiate on budget items until the GOP-run House ends the shutdown and raises the debt ceiling.
Obama also scheduled a White House statement on the budget shutdown for 2 p.m.; he will also take questions from reporters.
"The president is willing to negotiate with Republicans -- after the threat of government shutdown and default have been removed -- over policies that Republicans think would strengthen the country," said a White House readout of the 10:45 a.m. phone call to the House speaker."
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Do you think the shutdown will end soon or do you think we've got another week, two weeks, three weeks to go?