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Obama Posotpnes Talks with Congressional Leaders as Debt Deadline Looms

U.S. President Barack Obama has postponed a planned Monday afternoon meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders from both houses of Congress, saying he wants to give them more time to make progress in talks to end the government shutdown and prevent a debt default. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said leaders were making progress toward ending the congressional impasse. Reid made his comments after meeting with Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell. After that meeting, Reid said he ...

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