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Government shutdown day two


As day two of the government shut down continues, Congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle are meeting with President Obama at this hour.

The president will be talking to them about the consequences of this shutdown; however, he will not be offering "concessions to Republicans in exchange for not tanking the economy."

House Speaker John Boehner's office suggested the meeting was a sign the President is ready to yield. 

Iowa Republican Senator Chuck Grassley says the President should have been involved from the very beginning.

"If the President had been involved as much then as it looks like he's trying to be involved now, we may not have had a shutdown. The President said he was never going to negotiate. When he can veto or sign bills, he's a very important part of the legislative process. He's got to be involved," Grassley said.

Grassley urges anyone who wants to weigh in on the government shutdown to contact their lawmakers.

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