October 4th, 2013
04:09 AM ET

Shutdown: Obama cancels Asia trip

U.S. foreign policy takes the latest hit as the government shutdown enters its fourth day.

With his focus on the brewing domestic crisis, the White House canceled President Barack Obama's trip to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Bali, Indonesia.

"The president made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government," a statement from the White House said.

Secretary of State John Kerry will lead the U.S. delegation in Asia.

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  1. saywhat

    Mr.Boehner as the Speaker of the H pl become an adult and rein in the run away factions in your party who are acting like spoiled brats and need grounding. There is a whole lot at stake for this country and nation which you in your 'wisdom' refuse to see.

    October 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Lol @ saywhat, we better go for the disorder cuz king tut saywhat is just a bit too much lmao!

    October 6, 2013 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. The Hamsta

    You liberals are sick individuals. Ignore the crimes of the democrats at all costs and blame it all on the republicans or the Tea Party. But so goes it when your playbook tells you that the ends justify the means and to not let any crisis go to waste. The good news is that if you liberals succeed in "fundamentally transforming" America you will be second in line to "take a shower" at the gas chambers. Once a useful idiot is no longer useful they are euthanized. Hitler, Stalin, they all do it, every time. If you fail we REAL AMERICANS will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law for destroying America. Either way it's all on YOU.

    October 6, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      What crimes? Who has said anything about crimes being committed by anyone? Why people converse with you is surely beyond my understanding. All you can do is insult and lie about people. They must have the patience of saints to even want to continue to try an talk to you. Seek help for your hatred........it will burn you up. May God have mercy on you.

      October 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      Real Americans are the ones that quietly do good with their actions, and not those who constantly spew vitriol and hatred towards a large part of our society. Are you in a militia? I hope you don't own any guns. You sound unbalanced. And stop with the Godwin's Law. Pure nonsense.

      October 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Greg Wisner

      And for God's sake, STOP LISTENING TO FRIGHTWING RADIO! It sounds like you can't wait to kill every democrat in existence.

      October 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. saywhat

    My sympathies@Hamsta and sincere advice to get a hold o'yourself.

    October 6, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  5. saywhat

    Hope you had a joyful weekend@chrissy@banasy. Take care.

    October 6, 2013 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Ty @ saywhat and yes i did at saywhat!

    October 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Greg Wisner

    He needs to be careful with his incendiary talk. People watch that kind of thing.

    October 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
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