President Obama renewed calls Saturday morning for Republicans to pass a clean funding bill to end the shutdown, as it entered into its fifth day.

“The Republican House of Representatives chose to shut down a government they don’t like over a health care law they don’t like,” he explained in his weekly address.

“There’s only one way out of this reckless and damaging shutdown: pass a budget that funds our government, with no partisan strings attached….Stop this farce. End this shutdown now,” he said.

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