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Pennsylanvia Ave. and the U.S. Capitol is shown on a rainy morning (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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House GOP, White House Seeking End To Budget Fight [VIDEO]

Officials say House Republicans are offering to pass legislation to avert a default and end the partial government shutdown as part of a package that includes cuts in benefit programs.

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House GOP, White House Seeking End To Budget Fight [VIDEO]

After weeks of ultimatums, President Barack Obama and House Republicans are exploring whether they can end a budget standoff that has triggered a partial government shutdown and edged Washington to the verge of a historic, economy-jarring federal default.

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Members of the Senate Democratic caucus board buses to take them to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama
Members of the Senate Democratic caucus board buses to take them to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension [VIDEO]

Facing a fresh deadline, House Speaker John Boehner says Republicans would vote to extend the government's ability to borrow money for six weeks — but only if President Barack Obama first agrees to fresh negotiations on spending cuts.

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Members of the Senate Democratic caucus board buses to take them to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama
Members of the Senate Democratic caucus board buses to take them to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension [VIDEO]

 House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal extending the government's ability to borrow money through Nov. 22 — but only if he agrees to negotiate over ending the partial government shutdown and a longer-term increase in the debt ceiling.

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GOP Considers Short-Term Debt Limit Hike

House Republican leaders are considering a short-term increase in the U.S. debt limit as a possible way to break the gridlock that threatens the nation with an unprecedented default in as little as a week, officials said Wednesday night.

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Protesters seeking continued funding for the Washington, DC government gather in front of the U.S. Capitol
Protesters seeking continued funding for the Washington, DC government gather in front of the U.S. Capitol (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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House Passes Bill To Restore Death Benefits

The Republican-led House has passed legislation to restore death benefits to the families of fallen U.S. soldiers halted by the government shutdown.

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The White House
The White House ( Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Obama Invites House Democrats To The White House [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama is having House Democrats to the White House as a showdown over the budget extends into its ninth day.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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No Signs Of Compromise In Washington D.C.

Republicans and Democrats have made no significant progress is getting federal employees back to work and raising the debt limit.

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President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House
President Barack Obama speaks during a press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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Obama Urges Boehner To Hold Vote To Reopen Gov’t [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner offered hints of possible compromise but also traded heated rhetoric Tuesday, a frustratingly inconclusive combination that left the eight-day partial government shutdown firmly in place and the threat of an unprecedented national default drawing closer.

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Stocks Fall As Investors Wait On Washington [VIDEO]

The stock market's slow bleed got a little worse Tuesday.

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