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Obama does not see US government shutdown over immigration

Brisbane

PRESIDENT Barack Obama said he doesn't expect Republicans to attempt to use a year-end spending bill to counter his executive actions on immigration, a move that would threaten to shut the government.

"There's no reason for it to shut down. We travelled down that path before," Mr Obama said at a press conference in Brisbane, Australia, where he was attending the Group of 20 summit. "It was bad for the country, it was bad for every elected official in Washington and at the end of the day it...

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