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BREAKING: Obama, congressional leaders strike deal to avoid debt default

President Barack Obama settled on a plan with congressional leaders to avoid debt default, announced just past 8:30 p.m. Sunday night. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, in a floor speech, reassured Congress that there was a plan in place. A vote is planned to take place Monday. “There is now…

Republican leaders say ‘fully engaged’ with Obama on debt deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives said on Saturday that after a week of stalemate they are now in serious talks with President Barack Obama to raise the debt ceiling and avoid a looming default. “We now have a a level of seriousness…

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