Obama Not Buying GOP Deal Yet

10 October 2013 |permalink | email article

In a meeting at the White House Thursday afternoon the President rejected a proposal from politically besieged GOP leaders to extend the nation’s borrowing authority for six weeks because it could not also reopen the government. Yet both parties saw it as the first break in the GOP’s brinkmanship and a step toward a fiscal reality. The Republican proposal could come as early as Friday. But the White House and Congressional Democrats remained skeptical that House GOP leaders could pass the proposal. 



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