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Democrat Harry Reid, Republican Mitch McConnell optimistic on debt-shutdown deal

After weeks of stubborn gridlock, the Senate's top two leaders raced to reach an agreement Monday that could head off a Treasury default threatening severe economic... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2013

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Reid: Progress made to resolve political stalemate

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reported progress Monday toward a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2013

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Obama cites progress in talks; warns of default

President Barack Obama is sounding an optimistic note saying there has been progress in the Senate toward resolving a standoff over the nation's debt and the partial... Read more »

Oct. 14, 2013

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Congress lumbers while threatened default looms

Republicans and Democrats in Congress lumbered through a day of political maneuvering Saturday while a threatened default by the Treasury crept uncomfortably closer... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2013

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Senate vote derailing the Democrats' debt-limit

The focus of efforts to end the government shutdown and prevent a U.S. default shifted to the Senate on Saturday, where leaders were in talks aimed at resolving the... Read more »

Oct. 12, 2013

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