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President Obama is interviewed Monday in the Oval Office by Steve Inskeep for NPR's Morning Edition. (The White House)
President Obama is interviewed Monday in the Oval Office by Steve Inskeep for NPR's Morning Edition. (The White House)

Last night, Congress was unable to come to an agreement on a government spending bill. So at midnight, for the first time in almost two decades, parts of the government officially shut down.

NPR's Steve Inskeep sat down with President Obama yesterday to hear his thoughts on the crisis.

Inskeep joins Here & Now to open up his reporter's notebook from the White House.

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This segment aired on October 1, 2013.

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