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Republicans Offer Short-Term Increase in Debt Ceiling

There was movement Thursday on a possible deal to raise the debt ceiling so the United States does not run out of money to pay its bills. House Republicans have offered a six-week increase in the debt limit. Details on the offer were not immediately available. Speaker John Boehner and other leading Republicans had no comment after leaving a Thursday White House meeting with President Barack Obama. But the White House says while no specific decisions were made, the president "looks ...

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