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US Senate Leaders Report Progress as Debt Deadline Looms

President Barack Obama postponed a Monday afternoon meeting with congressional Democratic and Republican leaders, saying he wants to give them more time to make progress in talks to end the U.S. government shutdown and prevent a debt default. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Democrat, said he has been making progress in talks with Republican leader Mitch McConnell. Reid said good faith negotiations continue and that he is very optimistic there will be an agreement this week. McConnell ...

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