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Obama Argues Against Goverment Shutdown Over Planned Parenthood

Posted on AllSides September 20th, 2015
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President Barack Obama said Saturday night that Congress should not shut down the federal government at the end of the month over a dispute that involves funding for Planned Parenthood, describing such a move as a “self-inflicted wound that we’ve seen before on our economy.”

In a speech at a Congressional Black Caucus Foundation awards dinner, Mr. Obama said, “What’s not the right thing to do, what makes no sense at all, is Congress threatening to shut down the entire federal government if they can’t shut down women’s access to...

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