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Obama Set to Meet with Senate Democratic Leaders Over Shutdown, Debt Limit

The Senate failed on a test vote to advance legislation that would have raised the government's current $16.7 trillion debt ceiling for one year

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 12: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) meets with Senate Democratic leadership, including Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) (R) to discuss the government shutdown and the nation's debt ceiling in the Oval Office of the White House October 12, 2013 in Washington, DC. The U.S. Government is on its 12th day of a shutdown. Credit: Getty Images

Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to meet with Senate Democratic leaders at the White House as the impasse drags on over the government shutdown and the nation's credit limit.

The meeting was arranged after the Senate failed on a test vote to advance legislation that would have raised the government's current $16.7 trillion debt ceiling for one year.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and the Republican leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, are holding talks to break the logjam.

But no solution seems imminent.

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