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Obama: Repubs appeasing 'extremists' on shutdown

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President Barack Obama Monday accused Republicans of pandering to the "extreme right wing" of their party and holding Americans hostage in a budget dispute threatening to shutter the US government. 

US President Barack Obama speaks about the possible government shutdown during a budget showdown with Congress in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, September 30, 2013

Just over six hours before government services grind to a halt and thousands of federal workers are furloughed, Obama said time was running out for a last-minute compromise.

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