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Accelerated efforts, no agreement on shutdown/debt

Mr_Green_Jeans Wrote: Oct 11, 2013 5:40 PM
Where is Ted Cruz? I want answers!

WASHINGTON (AP) — With time running short, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans accelerated efforts Friday to prevent the U.S. Treasury from default and end a partial government shutdown that stretched into an 11th day. The latest impacts: New aircraft grounded, military chaplains silenced and a crab harvest jeopardized in the Bering Sea.

"Let's put this hysterical talk of default behind us and instead start talking about finding solutions," said Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

Republicans in the House and Senate separately made proposals to the White House for ending an impasse that polls say has inflicted damage on their party...