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*No deal yet, White House wary of six-week debt extension. WASHINGTON, Oct 11- President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders inched toward resolving their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to agree on the length and terms of a short-term deal to increase the U.S. debt limit and reopen the government.
*No deal yet, White House wary of six-week debt extension. Obama met Senate Republicans at the White House and spoke by phone to House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner as negotiations intensified to find a way to get federal workers back on the job and extend the government's borrowing authority past the Oct. 17 limit.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders worked to end their fiscal impasse on Friday, but struggled to strike a deal on the details for a short-term reopening of the federal government and an increase in the U.S. debt limit.
*Contingencies eyed if Congress fails to raise debt limit. *Top Republican says Congress should see plans.
*Must yield to Senate vote later in the day. Republican Senator Ted Cruz slogged into the second day of his marathon attack on Obamacare from the Senate floor on Wednesday, showing almost no signs of relenting after speaking for nearly 16 hours.
*Must yield to Senate vote later in the day. Senator Ted Cruz began on Wednesday the second day of a marathon attack on Obamacare from the Senate floor, but most of his fellow Republicans declined to join the Tea Party favorite.
Senator Ted Cruz, a renegade Tea Party favorite, took his fight to defund President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul to the Senate floor on Tuesday, but most of his Republican colleagues refused to join him.
WASHINGTON, Sept 13- Top labor leaders left the White House on Friday after an hour-long meeting with President Barack Obama, still looking for a way to address concerns that "Obamacare" will hurt their members' healthcare plans.
The top Republican lawmaker vetting Jack Lew to serve as Treasury secretary zeroed on his work at Citigroup as a possible conflict of interest.
WASHINGTON, Nov 2- After the Nov. 6 elections, urgent tax and spending issues must be addressed, forcing Washington's power players to make some tough decisions before the end of the year. Regardless of who wins the Nov. 6 presidential election, Obama will be in the White House during the final months of 2012 when the ``fiscal cliff'' must be dealt with.
WASHINGTON, Nov 1- A U.S. government agency has withdrawn a report that challenged Republican ideas about taxes and economic growth- an action that drew fire from Democrats who accused it on Thursday of bowing to political pressure.
Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Thomas Barthold wrote in the letter to lawmakers that he conducted an "experiment" after meeting with members of the Senate Finance Committee about tax reform in September.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday said new tax revenues should go to reducing the federal deficit, not cutting tax rates, dismissing as "obsolete" a Reagan-era model of tax reform.
WASHINGTON, Oct 9- A top Senate Democrat on Tuesday called for scrapping a venerated U. S. tax r eform model in re marks t hat hardened his party's negotiating position ah ead of talks set to gain momentum soon on the so- called "fiscal cliff".
Sen. Orrin Hatch, (R-UT), explains why he believes Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan have the right vision and plan for the nation.