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Obama: Shutdown and Debt Default Threat Hurt Nation's Global Credibility

U.S. President Barack Obama is criticizing Republican lawmakers for allowing a government shutdown and threatening to let the U.S. default on its debts, saying such actions hurt the nation's credibility around the world. Speaking to reporters Tuesday at the White House, President Obama said he reiterated to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner he is happy to negotiate with Republicans, but only after the shutdown and debt default threats are removed. ) "The point is I think ...

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