As the federal government shutdown enters its 10th day, President Barack Obama has taken an increasingly aggressive stance in demanding House Republicans pass a budget bill to end the ongoing crisis. Wednesday (Oct. 9), Obama and House Democrats met to discuss an end to the shutdown and raise the looming debt limit that threatens to put the country into default. Several outlets reported on the first face to face meetings with House members with Obama at the White House, who has kept firm with his stance of not negotiating with House Republicans until the bill is passed in both chambers to reopen the government and the debt ceiling is raised. – Read more at: hhwired