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Shutdown Blame Game Begins Anew

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McConnell noted that he expected the White House to push for sequester relief, but he rejected the idea of using new revenue to offset sequester cuts.

We will not negotiate over Congress’ responsibility to pay the bills that Congress racked up. It is highly irresponsible to even flirt with that prospect,” Carney said.

He did say, however, that the president and the White House did want to “engage” separately with Republicans on a larger budget package.

Niels Lesniewski and Kerry Young contributed to this report.

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