The government shutdown continued Thursday as President Barack Obama and congressional leaders remained at odds in the ongoing budget standoff.
The Associated Press reports:
President Barack Obama is hosting top House Republicans to seek an opening in an impasse that has shuttered much of the government and threatens a catastrophic federal default.
The White House meeting, set for Thursday, comes as House GOP leaders are contemplating advancing a short-term debt limit increase designed to calm jittery stock and bond markets and allow more time to untie the knot that has the government partially shut down for a 10th day and facing a first-ever default between Oct. 17 and the end of the month.
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Below, the latest updates on the shutdown: