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White House rejects House debt plan

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 11:34 EDT
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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference at the White House (AFP)
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The White House on Tuesday rejected a new plan by Republican House leaders to avoid a disastrous debt default, branding it a “ransom” demand.

Amy Brundage, a White House spokeswoman, said the plan was a “partisan attempt to appease a small group of Tea Party Republicans who forced the government shutdown in the first place.”

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