Nightly News   |  October 13, 2013

Todd: ‘Complete and utter wasted weekend’

No amount of talking and negotiation produced a deal to end the government shutdown. NBC’s Chuck Todd reports.

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>> to chief white house correspondent chuck todd also in washington. what do you make of all of this.

>> reporter: what a wasted weekend of the leaders. it was amazing how things had been moving starting on thursday night in to friday. another meeting of senate republicans and the president. you had some back and forth and looked like things were moving along . they had a schedule of different meetings an all of a sudden everything came grinding to a halt. some of it harry reid feeling emboldened by the poll numbers that are punishing the republicans and house republicans walking away and leaving it in the hands of senate republicans. we have two paths. path one is negotiation in the senate. maybe they come up with an agreement that gets us through january. math two, if that fails, is the house caving in at the last minute and passing a quick six-week extension an do this all again a couple of weeks before thanksgiving.

>> thank you.