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Republican senators after their meeting with President Obama, which was described by one as inconclusive.
October 11, 2013 President Obama and Senate Republicans met at the White House on Friday, Day 11 of the partial government shutdown, but there was no breakthrough to reopen the government and keep the country from defaulting on its debts.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., offered a path forward in the fiscal stalemate, but Tea Party hard-liners weren't impressed.
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October 9, 2013 Are House Republicans still seeking Democratic concessions on the Affordable Care Act? Or have they switched their sights to even bigger targets: federal spending on entitlements like Medicare and Social Security?
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. (from left), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., head for a news conference Thursday on Capitol Hill.
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October 3, 2013 The GOP-led House passed a bill to temporarily fund the National Guard and Reserve, one of the series of smaller spending bills they've used to try to shift blame for the shutdown to Democrats. The Senate, controlled by Democrats, rebuffed it.
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