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Democrats Divided on Debt

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is staying tight-lipped on the debt limit, urging his Conference to keep its options open and waiting to see what the White House puts on the table.

Several Senators said they still hope that the bipartisan “gang of six” will ultimately reach a broad agreement that could jump-start the talks. But the group is on a hiatus, with Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) out of town for a family illness, and it risks becoming irrelevant as the talks head to the leadership level instead.

John Stanton contributed to this report.

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