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Obama Considers Republican Debt Proposal, Meets Lawmakers

President Barack Obama and Republican and Democratic congressional leaders are meeting in an attempt to resolve the U.S. government shutdown and debt limit stalemate.  Obama cautiously welcomed a Republican proposal for a temporary increase in the U.S. debt limit.  Before the White House talks began, House Speaker John Boehner and other Republican leaders announced their proposal to extend the debt limit for six weeks until November 22. They assert this would open the way for ...

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