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(Oct. 15) Today's Top Headlines - White House rejects debt plan as Senate nears deal

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Posted: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:53 am


The White House says the latest proposal from Republican leaders in the House of Representatives for reopening the government and extending the nation's borrowing cap is a partisan effort to appease tea party conservatives. It praises bipartisan negotiations in the Senate as a good-faith effort to end the partial government shutdown and avoid an economy-shaking default.

The White House also announced it will meet with House Democratic leaders Tuesday afternoon as negotiations continue and a deadline to raise the debt ceiling moves ever closer.

White House spokeswoman Amy Brundage says a House Republican proposal that would attach health care law changes to shut-down and debt ceiling measures is a "partisan attempt to appease a small group of tea party Republicans who forced the government shut down in the first place."

Meanwhile, A Senate agreement to reopen the government and forestall an economy-rattling default on U.S. obligations was getting close on Tuesday.

For more, visit: http://news.msn.com/us/senate-nears-default-deal-house-preps-own-bill

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