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    House GOP Pulls Budget Vote

    WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 08:  U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) responds to U.S. President Barack Obama's comments at the U.S. Capitol October 8, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. government shutdown is entering its eighth day as the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives remain gridlocked on funding the federal government.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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    And the saga continues. House Republicans canceled a vote on legislation that would reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling on Tuesday night, while the House Rules Committee postponed a hearing for the bill. The decision (or lack thereof) comes after House Republicans showed disapproval for a possible Senate deal and the party's leadership then came up with its own bill. Despite the failure in the House, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have re-entered talks and are working on a deal. According to a spokesman for both senators, they are "optimistic that an agreement is within reach."

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