Democrats, Obama message to GOP: “Coalesce behind a clear negotiating position”
October 12, 2013 7:03PM
Updated: October 13, 2013 8:18AM
WASHINGTON–The four top Senate Democratic leaders met with President Barack Obama for 75 minutes on Saturday on the debt ceiling and shutdown standoff, concluding “while Democrats remain united, Republicans have yet to coalesce behind a clear negotiating position,” a Senate aide said.
On Saturday, Day 12 of the partial federal government shutdown, the GOP and Democratic Senators started their own talks as the Thursday deadline to lift the debt ceiling loomed.