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    Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    this looks promising but nothing is certain yet

    Senate leaders nearing a deal - POLITICO.com

    Senate leaders are closing in on a deal to reopen the government and extend the U.S. debt ceiling until next year, marking a major breakthrough in an impasse that has paralyzed Washington for the last two weeks, according to several sources familiar with the talks.

    In a furious round of last-ditch negotiations, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell were discussing a proposal to reopen the government until Jan. 15 and extend the national debt limit until Feb. 7. But major fiscal decisions would be punted for a later time.

    Senate Republicans and Democrats are expected to meet Tuesday to discuss the proposal and a deal could be announced later that day.

    Still, its prospects in the GOP-led House are far from certain.

    Several people familiar with the matter expected that a deal could be announced Monday, though its prospects in the GOP-led House are far from certain.

    The plan under consideration would require larger bicameral budget negotiations to conclude by Dec. 13, sources said. Republicans would win a provision to force Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, to certify that individuals receiving Obamacare subsidies meet the required income levels. The department’s inspector general would later have to conduct an audit on the matter.

    Democrats would win a labor union priority to delay for one year an Obamacare reinsurance tax, which was supposed to be levied against most insurance plans to help spread the risk for insurers who take on the sickest patients next year. Delaying the fee — $63 per person covered by an insurance plan per year — could amount to a significant boon to unions. The GOP push to kill Obamacare’s medical device tax now appears to be off the table, sources said.

    If sequestration were to continue in 2014, the proposal would give federal agencies more discretion to implement the across-the-board cuts.
    again i don't know if this is the final deal, but at least progress is being made.

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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    Who would have thought that Reid and McConnell would ride to the rescue..
    I don't like pulling for McConnell to win his Senate seat, but he's better to me than Cornyn and Thune, though I'd take Alexander..
    Not to beat a dead horse, but IMHO Cantor has put Boehner in a no-win situation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    this looks promising but nothing is certain yet

    Senate leaders nearing a deal - POLITICO.com



    again i don't know if this is the final deal, but at least progress is being made.
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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    Ironic that the solution includes more HHS scrutiny about our lives.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Ironic that the solution includes more HHS scrutiny about our lives.
    what i find interesting is why no one is coming to debate the contents of this thread. I guess the posters here enjoy stories about conflict more then stories about resolving conflict.

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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    So, they might possibly be beginning to start to perhaps do their jobs? Great news. If they don't, let's take a page out of the book of the Icelanders:



    Icelanders pelt parliaments with rocks, send message that banks are NOT too big to fail. And it works!
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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    this looks promising but nothing is certain yet

    Senate leaders nearing a deal - POLITICO.com



    again i don't know if this is the final deal, but at least progress is being made.
    It's about dang time, this whole thing has been a needless nightmare.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    what i find interesting is why no one is coming to debate the contents of this thread. I guess the posters here enjoy stories about conflict more then stories about resolving conflict.



    Because, of course, the conflict has not yet been resolved...

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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    this looks promising but nothing is certain yet

    Senate leaders nearing a deal - POLITICO.com

    again i don't know if this is the final deal, but at least progress is being made.
    Rumored deals are just that, rumors, until a final agreement is passed in both chambers and signed. I would be interested in the smaller details of any legislation...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    A group of Outstanding governors from both sides of the aisle would help..
    Christie can drop by after tomorrow's election..all hands on deck..Pray for Boehner..
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    Re: Politico: Senate leaders nearing a deal

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Because, of course, the conflict has not yet been resolved...
    Until one sees the tape of Larry Klayman today after Cruz and Palin spoke, the depth of the TEAhatred of Obama cannot be measured..
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