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    Obama, GOP Fail to Agree on Debt Limit

    House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to reporters' questions on immigration reform legislation, jobs, and President Barack Obama's plan to put limits on the carbon emissions of existing power plants,  Thursday, June 20, 2013, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    J. Scott Applewhite/AP

    President Obama and the House Republicans didn't reach an agreement on a debt limit extension during a Thursday meeting, but the GOP offer was seen as a step toward ending the current budget stalemate, and negotiations will continue. House Speaker John Boehner led a group of 20 Republicans to the White House, where they presented an offer to increase the Treasury's borrowing authority through late November and asked Obama to consider negotiations for a long-term deficit and tax overhaul deal. "We had a long, frank conversation about it," Rep. Paul Ryan said. The GOP proposal could be voted on as soon as Friday.

    Read it at The New York Times