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Top Senate Democrat: Republicans Not Compromising on Debt Crisis

Posted July 24th, 2011 at 2:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has accused Republican lawmakers of pushing the United States to the “brink of default,” by resisting compromise in high-stakes budget talks. In a statement following an urgent meeting late Saturday with congressional leaders, Reid said he will only accept a deal that raises the U.S. $14.3 trillion debt ceiling […]

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US Lawmakers Hold Urgent Talks to Avoid Debt Default

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. congressional leaders are holding urgent talks aimed at averting a default on the U.S. debt, by raising the country’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. Congressional sources say lawmakers hope to show progress by 4 p.m. local time Sunday, shortly before Asian financial markets open, on a plan to raise the debt ceiling. On Saturday, U.S. […]

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Obama: Congress Must “Do Its Job” on Debt Ceiling

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Congress to “do its job” and avoid letting the country default on its debts, after holding a short meeting with senior lawmakers Saturday at the White House. The White House says Mr. Obama restated his opposition to a short-term extension of the national debt ceiling, because he said it […]

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Obama: Congress Must “Do Its Job” on Debt Ceiling

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 4:55 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has urged Congress to “do its job” and avoid letting the country default on its debts, after holding a short meeting with senior lawmakers Saturday at the White House. The White House says Mr. Obama restated his opposition to a short-term extension of the national debt ceiling, because he said it […]

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Obama Calls on Congress to “Do Its Job” on Debt Ceiling

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:15 pm (UTC-5)
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After a short meeting with congressional leaders at the White House Saturday, U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a statement calling on Congress to “do its job” and avoid letting the country default on its debts. In a statement, the White House said Mr. Obama restated his opposition to a short-term extension of the national […]

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Obama Meets With Congressional Leaders After Debt Talks Collapse

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 12:45 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama met briefly with congressional leaders of both parties Saturday to discuss the impasse on raising the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. The president met with House Speaker John Boehner and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as well as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell — the top […]

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Obama Meets With Congressional Leaders After Debt Talks Collapse

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting with congressional leaders of both parties Saturday after a top Republican broke off negotiations on raising the country’s borrowing limit. Mr. Obama said during his Saturday weekly address that he wants the lawmakers to explain to him how the country will avoid defaulting on its payments after the government […]

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Obama Set to Meet Congressional Leaders After Debt Talks Collapse

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is set to meet with congressional leaders of both parties Saturday after a top Republican broke off negotiations on raising the country’s borrowing limit. Mr. Obama said he was offering what he called “an extraordinarily fair deal.” The president said Friday it is “hard to understand” why House Speaker John Boehner […]

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Clinton Challenges North Korea to Improve Relations with South Korea

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 3:45 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says North Korea has to improve relations with South Korea before nuclear disarmament talks continue. Speaking Saturday at the ASEAN meeting in Bali, Secretary Clinton said the United States is encouraged by a meeting between officials from the two Koreas on the sidelines of the summit. But she said […]

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Foreign Ministers of Both Koreas Meet

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 11:25 pm (UTC-5)
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North Korean and South Korean foreign ministers have met for the first time in three years. The South’s Yonhap news agency says the South’s Kim Sung-hwan and the North’s Pak Ui Chun met briefly Saturday on side of the ASEAN Regional Forum meeting on the Indonesian island of Bali. Details of their talk have not […]

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