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October 12, 2013


Reid and McConnell Begin Talks to End Impasse

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) "have launched discussions over a proposal to raise the debt ceiling and end the government shutdown, after talks between House Republicans and President Obama reached an impasse," the Washington Post reports.

"The fact that the leaders are now directly engaged in talks suggest an intensifying bipartisan desire to end the fiscal impasse that has kept the government shuttered for nearly two weeks and raised the risk of a historic default later this month."

Vice President Joe Biden, who has brokered Senate deals in the past, is at Camp David this weekend, according to the Washington Times.












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