President Obama 'rejected the surrender,' Lee Terry says
A measure to extend the debt ceiling for a year without any strings attached failed to advance Saturday in the Senate on a party line vote of 53-45. Democrats, led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (above), needed 60 votes to break a Republican filibuster.
Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 am
WASHINGTON — Lawmakers from Nebraska and Iowa reported few signs of progress Saturday as the budget showdowns in the nation's capital continued.
Shortly after meeting with his fellow Republicans, Rep. Lee Terry of Omaha said House GOP leaders had just confirmed to members that the White House rejected their latest offer for reopening the government.
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Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 am.