Indyplus video: Obama invites lawmakers from both parties to the White House after blasting "Republican shutdown"


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The Independent Online

The first top-level talks to break the policy deadlock between Democrats and Republicans took place yesterday as President Barack Obama invited Congressional leaders of both parties to the White House to discuss the government shutdown.

Earlier President Obama had urged Republicans to end the shutdown and reiterated that the affordable care act is "still open for business" following a series of glitches that caused delays on the enrollment website.