President Barack Obama delivered a statement Tuesday afternoon, stressing again that he’s willing to negotiate with Republicans, but not under "threats of a government shutdown or economic chaos." The president also said that he’s remaining steadfast in the budget battle because "we can’t make extortion routine as part of our democracy. Democracy doesn’t function this way."
Obama: "We can’t make extortion routine"
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