Obama talking about the government shutdown (keep in mind that this is coming from mainstream media)
Questions and answers about the shutdown
"Due to disagreement regarding inclusion of language defunding or delaying the Affordable Care Act, the Government has not passed a funding bill. Negotiations have come to a stop and the shutdown is in progress."
In simple english, the government of the U.S.A. has stopped paying for certain things, therefore certain services aren't provided anymore. Some might even be more shut down in a few weeks. This is a total different situation than the other shutdowns from the 1990s since many things have changed since the since then.
It's already been 3 days since the government shutdown. Let's see how long it stays up. What do you think of this?
Update: The government shutdown has ended as far as I can see, on the 17th of October. It has lasted 16 days.