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No Deal in Government Shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKRC) -- There is no deal to end the government shutdown yet but Republicans and the White House are still talking about a way to end it, and avoid default.
Republican Senators met with the President at the White House today. Both sides say the meeting was a good exchange, but no deal was struck.
Both sides agreed to keep talking.
House GOP leaders are offering a measure which would avoid default and end the partial shutdown but it also involves cuts in benefit programs.
The white house says the President has reservations.
Jay Carney, White House Spokesperson, said, The President's position that, you know, we, the United States, should not and the American people cannot pay a ransom in exchange for Congress doing its job remains as true today as it has been throughout this period.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) said, That is a good start but only if it means he has decided to drop his refusal to negotiate on solutions. Because if this is just a meeting where he simply reiterates that he won't negotiate then it certainly won't be very productive.