Obama calls on Congress to stop 'farce' and end shutdown
AFP, Saturday 5 Oct 2013
Obama pushes Congress to approve the federal budget and end the government lockdown immediately

President Barack Obama on Saturday called on the lower chamber of Congress to "stop this farce" and end the US government shutdown by unconditionally approving a federal budget.

"Take that vote. Stop this farce. End this shutdown now," Obama said in his weekly radio and video address.