U.S. Senate leaders take over talks on shutdown, debt limit

After negotiations between House Republicans and President Barack Obama fail, the Senate’s top Democratic and GOP leaders begin looking for common ground on reopening the federal government and avoiding default.

BY CHRIS CASTEEL Modified: October 12, 2013 at 11:08 pm •  Published: October 13, 2013

WASHINGTON — Senate leaders from both parties began negotiating Saturday on a way to reopen the government and raise the nation’s debt limit after talks between House Republicans and President Barack Obama broke down.

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