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Obama, Congress search for way out as pressure rises in fiscal stalemate

Obama invites Democrats, Republicans to White House for discussions

Reuters  |  Washington 

With pressure rising and no clear path forward for breaking their fiscal impasse, President Barack Obama began inviting lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday for meetings to discuss the government shutdown and raising the debt limit. House Democrats will make the first visit later on Wednesday, and House Republican leaders will journey to the White House on Thursday as the search intensifies for a way to break an impasse that has worried markets and sparked warnings about the potential for economic havoc. Obama invited all House Republican members, but House Speaker John Boehner ...

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First Published: Thu, October 10 2013. 04:52 IST