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Durbin: GOP leader told Obama 'I cannot even stand to look at you'

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Illinois Senator Dick Durbin said on his Facebook page this weekend that a top House Republican leader told President Barack Obama, "I cannot even stand to look at you" during negotiations over the government shutdown. "Many Republicans searching for something to say in defense of the disastrous shutdown strategy will say President Obama just doesn't try hard enough to communicate with Republicans," Durbin wrote. "What are the chances of an honest conversation with someone who has just said something so disrespectful?"
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