GOP retools plan as Congress seeks debt fix


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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters Tuesday on the Hill Capitol in Washington about the conflicting plans to deal with the debt crisis.

WASHINGTON — Six days away from a potentially calamitous government default, House Republicans appeared to be coalescing today around a work-in-progress plan by House Speaker John Boehner that would increase the U. S. borrowing limit and chop $1 billion in federal spending. But Senate Democrats labeled the GOP proposal a non-starter — a short-term solution that would leave the economy o...

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