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President Obama makes statement regarding the budget fight in Congress and foreign policy challenges on Sept. 27, 2013, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said the debt ceiling breach far worse than a government shutdown and would effectively shutter economy. (Associated Press)
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President Obama makes statement regarding the budget fight in Congress and foreign policy challenges on Sept. 27, 2013, in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. The president said the debt ceiling breach far worse than a government shutdown and would effectively shutter economy. (Associated Press)

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