GOP Shutdown: US could be downgraded ...

GOP Shutdown: US could be downgraded as soon as tonight

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#1 Oct 15, 2013
Senator Harry Reid lashed out at House Republicans on the Senate floor shortly after a GOP proposal to keep the government open and raise the debt ceiling collapsed.

The House GOP budget plan is a `blatant attack on bipartisanship', Reid said.

At a press conference shortly before, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday the GOP was still involved with talks with House Democrats, though no deal was forthcoming.

``There are a lot of opinions about what direction to go. There have been no decisions about what exactly we will do. But we're going to continue to work with our members on both sides of the aisle, to try to make sure that there's no issue of default and to get our government reopened,'' Boehner told a news conference after meeting with House Republicans.``I have made clear for months and months that the idea of default is wrong and we shouldn't get anywhere close to it.''

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