Sunday show roundup: The standoffs continue

October 6, 2013

As the government shutdown reached its sixth day, lawmakers appearing on the Sunday shows offered no new signs that a resolution is within reach. Meanwhile, with the nation set to reach its borrowing limit later this month, talk about the standoff over the debt ceiling ramped up. But like the shutdown, neither Democrats nor Republicans budged from their positions.

Read about it all and more over on Post Politics:

Boehner says no clean CR; Schumer says it would pass

Rand Paul: It’s ‘irresponsible’ of Obama to talk about default

Ted Cruz: Deal with shutdown standoff before debt ceiling debate

Boehner: House is ‘not going to pass’ a clean debt limit increase

Jack Lew: Congress ‘playing with fire’ on debt ceiling

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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