Carney: Obama happy about short-term debt ceiling deal

Carney said it would be "unsustainably bad" policy to allow Republicans to use the shutdown as "leverage" to extract concessions, chiding GOP leaders for "punishing the American people."

"Republicans would think we can resolve all of our significant differences over the budget, and while we work that out, we should do sustained harm to the American people?" Carney said.

Despite that, Carney said Obama is happy cooler heads "seem to be prevailing in the House."

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