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Is The Fox Report on Bill Hemmer in today for Shepard Smith President Obama says today.
Is historic the health care exchange is open for business but if he had trouble logging on today you were not alone.
Error messages popping up on screens across the country the president blaming the technical difficulties on heavy traffic.
He says -- -- was higher than expect would more than a million online hits that was before the sun came up at 7 AM.
Consider the just a couple of weeks ago apple rolled out new mobile operating system.
Days they found a glitch so they fixed it.
I don't remember anybody suggesting apple should stop selling iphones -- rapids.
Or threatening to shut down the company -- like most government programs it's expensive too expensive.
That too much bureaucracy.
And it's not like October 1 just came up all in the White House they've been planning for years to implement this and of course it's not ready.
And that's one of the reasons we want to postpone the whole thing four year house Republicans also demanding that one year delay in a bill to prevent a partial government shut down.
The senate rejected the house bills and at midnight last night parts of the federal government did shut down but not those health insurance exchanges.
Ed Henry is live at the White House for us tonight -- a lot of what does the White House saying about how.
Day one went.
-- well -- -- -- as you said that there were some glitches today but they do say that's because it was intense traffic a lot of interest to people uninsured right now signing up for health insurance for the first time.
In some cases and they say that now those numbers have been updated in well over two point eight million people have logged on to health -- dot gov to at least check this out not every one of them of course signing up you mentioned the president comparing this to apple -- its operating system.
A senator Harry Reid just a few moments ago -- for suggesting it's a little like global when they first opened up their search engine they were prepared for the demand.
It went down for some time but then they got rolling that's what the White House certainly -- so when the president was in the Rose Garden today.
With some people who will be impacted.
He says in a good way by this new law.
He made clear that Republicans need to accept that this is that now the law of the land -- -- Shutting down our government.
Doesn't accomplish their stated goal.
-- Affordable Care Act if the law the passed the house to pass the senate the Supreme Court ruled constitutional.
It was a central issue in last year's election it is settled.
And it is here to -- And because of its funding sources it's not impacted by a government shutdown.
One of the few key pieces of the president's agenda not affected.
By most of the federal government now being shut down the president going on to say that a much bigger deal than this government shut down is that on October 17 -- a second deadline which is the nation will reach its debt ceiling.
He warned today that if there's not a deal on that it won't just be a government shut down.
He's it'll be -- economics at sixteen days away from that at what does the White House say about working with Republicans.
To solve these budget battles for the last 48 hours the president keeps saying he's willing to sit down with Republican lawmakers to work out a longer term budget deal not just deal with the government -- but figure out the debt problem long term.
And yet he still hasn't sat down -- -- those Republican leaders in the last 48 hours or even in the last couple of weeks but to figure it out instead the president today in the Rose Garden compared were Republicans to spoiled children you've had Jay Carney the white house Press Secretary suggest that Republicans are extortionist and that's what's led.
To what they're branding here at the White House as a Republican shut down.
I -- Jay Carney today and how they think they're gonna get a deal with Republicans when they're insulting them -- What about change at all from here know really why can't you rise above that because this is a -- -- So here are just we are not -- -- again we're not asking for anything from the Republican congress.
In return for them filling their fundamental responsibilities.
Raising the debt ceiling without drama -- the way.
Without drama or delay that may be wishful thinking that's all we've seen in recent days -- headlines when we get -- thank you Ed Henry.
-- can -- and the White House also tonight the house is debating emergency spending bills to undo some of the partial government shut down those bills would pay for veterans programs.
National parks and the Smithsonian in Washington DC.
That would in turn turned back on the national zoo's panda cam.
The old panda cam went dark today but the White House says the president would veto any house bill calling them piecemeal.
And not a serious approach.
-- the -- tennis force about 800000 federal workers to stay home without pay for now.
So called essential workers like air traffic controllers and border guards and food inspectors are on the job -- their paychecks could be delayed.
Active duty members of the military are still being paid -- well the post office is open you will get your mail.
And the feds say they won't keep paying Social Security.
And Medicare and Medicaid and veterans benefits.
Mike Emanuel is on this part of the story live and -- -- safe Republican strategy tonight Mike good evening.
Well we'll build good evening they're taking that piecemeal approach clearly recognizing that there are aspects of government that many Americans love.
For example making sure that America's war heroes get their benefits making sure that American families visiting national parks and monuments.
Are able to get in and do what they like to do.
Bottom line a leading senate Republicans says is blasting the democratic leadership for refusing to deal.
Plus here's what the -- senate Democrats have done is decided to take their ball and go home.
They said we're not -- going to negotiate period starting with the when the request came over from the house today to go to conference the Democrats here in the -- had absolutely no.
And that's been the message consistently.
As you take a live look at the house floor some of the debate over these three emergency funding bills has been -- Democrats suggesting.
It's time to fund the entire United States government Republicans arguing for these very specific bills bottom line many Republicans believe there are aspects that the United States people.
Absolutely love about the federal government.
And there are many departments and agencies they could care less about bill you touched on it what are top Democrats saying about the latest offer from.
House Republicans mind.
-- the White House has issued a veto threat leading Democrats here on Capitol Hill are calling this -- game essentially.
Bottom line they are not supporting this effort by Republicans.
And saying it's time to fund the entire government.
Some of the media.
Rival browsers over here have said what they want to do.
-- Take a little bits and pieces of the federal government to send something -- veterans today.
Parks tomorrow may -- security agencies tomorrow and the next -- -- this morning for weeks but what won't get funded.
House democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says this national parks.
Bill if you will is just a pawn in the bottom line is the Republicans are still.
Trying to defund the president's health care law so that's from the leadership rank and file members what are they saying tonight.
Might not talk to many rank and file members both in the house and senate over the past 24 hours and so -- cell and a lot of them feel like.
This is going to go on for a while this government shut down at this point they're not.
Feeling the heat to deal in the bottom line is a lot of house Republicans feel like these various offers they've made to senate Democrats have been reasonable.
Well it's regrettable but after the house has repeatedly compromise.
First we wanted to repeal obamacare there's no doubt about that.
Then we offered when that failed to simply define it that -- to we offered to delay.
And -- all were saying yes if this law is such an amazing success story if it's going to go forward and surely.
Senators and congressmen and other DC insiders should have to Obey the law.
Congressman cotton a freshman from Arkansas and many other conservatives are saying these exemptions for Obama care.
For different groups.
Are unfair and so they're trying to get everybody to play by the same rules bill Mike thank you -- different day again tomorrow as you know from the hill tonight thank you Mike Emanuel.
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