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Obama warns GOP leaders: 'Don't call my bluff'

President Barack Obama bluntly told Republican congressional leaders Wednesday they must compromise quickly if the government is to avoid an unprecedented default,... Read more »

July 13, 2011

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GOP 2012 candidates quiet on McConnell plan

Republican presidential candidates are all but silent on Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell's proposal to sidestep a potentially disastrous government default on loan... Read more »

July 13, 2011

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McConnell warns GOP: Don't help re-elect Obama

Failure to raise the U.S. debt limit would probably ensure President Barack Obama's re-election in 2012, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell warned fellow... Read more »

July 13, 2011

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GOP assails Obama; debt negotiators scramble

Hope dimming for a broad debt-limit deal, Congress and the White House scrambled Wednesday to salvage deficit-reduction talks while top congressional Republicans said... Read more »

July 13, 2011

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Debt talks grind on, clock ticks toward default

Budget talks between President Barack Obama and his GOP rivals are at a frustrating standstill, leading a top Republican to launch a long-shot proposal to give Obama... Read more »

July 13, 2011

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