President Obama on US shutdown: 'Nobody is winning'
President Barack Obama has said that "nobody is winning", as the political deadlock which led to a US government shutdown dragged on.
Speaking as he visited a sandwich shop near the White House, the president also urged Republican House Speaker John Boehner to allow a vote on spending plans to take place.
"This shutdown could be over today," he added.
The US government closed non-essential operations on Tuesday after Congress failed to agree a new budget.
04 Oct 2013
- From the section US & Canada