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White House-Congress Budget Standoff Continues; John Boehner Comments

President Barack Obama and key lawmakers did not reach a compromise to end the federal government shutdown during a White House summit held Wednesday, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Congressional leaders held to their positions on the budget and healthcare law during the hour-long talks, according to the report by Richard Rubin, …

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Intell Agencies to Bring Back Some Furloughed Workers

National Intelligence Director James Clapper has asked spy agencies to bring back some workers that were furloughed as a result of the government shutdown, Reuters reported Wednesday. Mark Hosenbal and Patricia Zengerle more than 70 percent of civilian workers at intelligence agencies were sent home after Congress did not pass an appropriations bill …

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Harry Reid: Govt Must Open Before Budget Talks Start

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday that budget negotiations between Democrats and Republicans should not start until the government shutdown ends, Reuters reported Tuesday. Richard Cowan and Kim Dixon write Reid made the remarks to reporters as Republican lawmakers sought to pass new measures that include financial support …

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Jack Lew: US to Reach Debt Limit October 17

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has told congressional leaders in a letter that the U.S. will not be able to pay off the country’s bills as of Oct. 17 unless Congress raises the debt ceiling. The Treasury began using “final extraordinary measures” Monday to extend the U.S.’ borrowing authority, Lew said …

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NASA Seeks Private-Sector R&D Partners for Space Missions

NASA is looking for partners in the commercial sector that can help the space agency research and develop technology to support its long-range missions. Mayur Ahuja, deputy director of engineering at Jacobs Engineering Group, will speak on behalf of NASA at an upcoming two-day forum to discuss the agency’s future …

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