Hope? Boehner Offers A Short-term Debt Extension

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October 10, 2013 AT 1:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Urgent efforts to prevent an economy-tanking national default rose and then retreated with astonishing swiftness on Thursday, as House Republicans softened their long-standing demands and the White House appeared agreeable to a compromise, only for Senate Democrats to declare it unacceptable.