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. chrissy

    Yes there are some sources that do say that @ hamsta. Just one thing, they aren't reputable sources. Thats the problem with googling everything you have to verify that the information you get is accurate. And when you don't and you start repeating it as fact it only makes you look foolish.

    October 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Yep! What she said! Lol @ banasy. Precisely what i meant.

    October 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Exactly, chrissy. Most of the sites I saw were blogs...by individuals wanting their bias confirmed. So they do it themselves. And gullible people, who want their own bias confirmed, go "aHA!"

      October 5, 2013 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Reminds me of a saying my grandma always had about my mom and her sister. She said that one would lie and the other would swear to it thats how close they were. Oh and they had to be the spawn of satan cuz they sure couldnt be hers. Can you guess they got in alot of trouble? Lol

    October 5, 2013 at 10:01 pm | Report abuse |
  4. dazzle ©

    WWIII is still being battled. LMAO

    October 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. The Hamsta

    Sure banasy, anything that makes a democrat look like the criminals they really are is a CONSPIRACY, but any wacked out conspiracies about rpublicans is TRUTH. Stupid liberals!!!!!

    October 5, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I deal with facts, not innuendo. Gossip bores me.

      October 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      I was thinking about what you said about that article you read about "bunker" types that want to overthrow the government and how you were implying the Tea Party was that type. The FACTS are the Tea Party recognizes government is nescessary just not bloated overtaxing tyrannical government such as ObaMe is demonstrating by trying to regulate every detail of your life, tax you for the air you breathe and push 80 and 90 year old veterans around. The Occupy protestor's are IN FACT those "bunker" mentality people that have been proven to be socialists, communists and anarchists when they attempted to bomb a bridge and overthrow the government. As usual you are suffering from a guilty conscience and trying to defend it with gossip and innuendo.

      October 6, 2013 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      I was responding to your link about marshal law. Nothing more, nothing less.
      If you made the leap to Tea Party, that's on you, not I. I implied nothing at all. Read my post again.
      Please do focus. You're all over the place.

      October 6, 2013 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Tax the air? Whaaaa? Push vets around? Whaaa? Still persisting in the Memorial lie? And I believe that the guys who tried to blow up the bridge were anarchists. Do you still consider yourself one? I hope not. Those are the bunker types I was talking about.

      October 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      And do please try and and point out where I have EVER used gossip and innuendo to back up anything I have ever said. I use facts. As you well know when I prove you wrong. I understand your favorite way to debate is to insult, but that's not how I operate.

      October 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    Im not IMPLYING anything @ hamsta thats the kind of thing YOU do! I don't know whether she is or isn't, having never met her! And since you've not met her either you aren't a reliable source! Especially with the track record you have! You have a tendacy to say things and then get all offended when we don't believe it to be gospel!

    October 5, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    But hey knock yourself out talking to yourself the rest of the night! Gnite.

    October 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  8. saywhat

    The antics of this Congress dominated by the mindset, attributes of which @Hamsta in his hate(haste?) like 'the end justifies the means' attributes mistakenly to 'liberals' prove who always drives us to the brink.

    October 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. saywhat

    The govt shut down forced on this nation and the looming budget crisis is indeed worrisome to say the least. But it is a flat out catastrophe for tea party Repubs. The disapproval rating for the tparty is all time high.
    their devilish endeavors to 'bring the US govt to its knees" are paving the way for their regrets. Americans are now fully cognizant of their agenda.

    October 6, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Hamsta

      Contrary to your belief ObaMe-s approval rating is sinking fast, and he keeps sinking it more every time he orders memorials and national parks, including private owned and operated parks to be closed and barrycaded. The newsest ones are Mount Rushmore, even barrycading the shoulder of roads so people can't pull over to take pictures. This kind of behavior has only been shown by dictators such as Hitler, Hussein, Stalin, Castro, etc... Etc... I'm just waiting for the FEMA camps, gas chambers and mass graves.

      October 6, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Rushmore is a national park. Of course it's barricaded. The shutdown has consequences; this is one of them. Stop acting like you didn't have any idea this would be one of them, and save your faux outrage.

      October 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. saywhat

    "this shut down would delay security aid to Israel" Kerry. The Congressional disapproval of US-Iran diplomatic initiative is weighing in on this admn. Sad.

    October 6, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. saywhat

    "Israel does not have a veto over Iran issue" Western diplomats. But to the misfortune of US, its veto has always been up for grabs for tel aviv.

    October 6, 2013 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    And good grief @ hamsta wannabe, you act as if the bloated government trying to involve theirselves in every aspect of our lives is a NEW thing?!? Thats been going on for decades! And the initial purpose of the occupy movement was to stop the bank bailouts. And yea you're right it did end up being something totally different which is why you rarely hear anything about them anymore. And yes again, thats a good thing!

    October 6, 2013 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Lmao @ banasy he does babble on alot doesn't he? Sounds like someone talking in their sleep and not making much sense. And wasn't that the militia that tried that? The USs version of the Taliban! And didn't they say that federal parks etc would be closed due to the shut down? Thats what the GOTP wanted so goes to show, be careful what you wish for. Lol

    October 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Chrissy, the FG told everyone well in advance that the parks and monuments would be closed. Why this comes as a surprise to anyone is beyond me. I guess they just didn't get that memo, or decided bit to read it because it came from the FG in the first place. Absurd.

      October 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Lol i know @ banasy. Its much easier for him to rant and rave and hope we don't catch the dumb parts of his posts! SOS doncha know lmao!

    October 6, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saywhat

    " waiting for FEMA camps,gas chambers and mass graves" well if that isn't symptomatic of a disorder then i'm King Tut.

    October 6, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy¬©

      Yes, the King of Hyperbole has struck again. Plus, FEMA is shut down, too, lol.

      October 6, 2013 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
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