We still don’t know what exactly is on the negotiating table, but House Republicans are awaiting a response from the White House after proposing legislation that would end the budget fight and partial government shutdown. The proposal comes on the heels of unresolved late-night talks Thursday between Obama and House GOP leaders; Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor are apparently being more conciliatory now, proposing fewer spending cuts in exchange for curbs in Obama’s benefit programs, including raising the cost of Medicare. Obama reportedly asked that their proposal include funding to reopen the government.
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