VIDEO: Obama would ‘spring for dinner’ over budget talks


On day eight of the U.S. government shutdown, President Barack Obama said “I’ll even spring for dinner” for reasonable budget talks with Republicans in Congress.

Watch more video from Obama’s Tuesday comments at the White House:

  • The president’s suggestions for House Speaker John Boehner over the shutdown
  • He said, let’s not “take default out for a spin, see how it rides”
  • Apology ”to all the American people” over lack of movement in Washington, D.C.
  • Obama: “I have flaws, Michelle will tell you,” but unwilling to compromise isn’t one

See more of the president’s message to Republicans and learn where negotiations stand now.