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Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., is surrounded by reporters after leaving the office of Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ken., on Capitol Hill on Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 in Washington. Reid reported progress Monday towards a deal to avoid a threatened default and end a two-week partial government shutdown as President Barack Obama called congressional leaders to the White House to press for an end to the impasse. "We're getting closer," he told reporters. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama stands with volunteers preparing lunches as he speaks to reporters during a visit to Martha's Table, which prepares meals for the poor and where furloughed federal employees are volunteering, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Speaking there Obama said that if Republicans can't resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown, quote, "we stand a good chance of defaulting." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama cups his ear as he stands between two volunteers during a visit to Martha's Table, which prepares meals for the poor and where furloughed federal employees are volunteering, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. Speaking there Obama said that if Republicans can't resolve the standoff over the debt ceiling and the partial government shutdown, quote, "we stand a good chance of defaulting." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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** FILE ** Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., shrugs as he talks to reporters about a two-hour meeting at the White House that he and other Senate Republicans had with President Barack Obama, trying to come up with a bipartisan solution to the budget stalemate, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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FILE - In this Feb. 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, smile for photographers on Capitol Hill in Washington after the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks. Obama and congressional Democrats are relishing the party unity forged by the fall fiscal fights after some Democrats broke with the president this summer over Syria, government spying, and his leadership choice for the Federal Reserve. But their solidarity will face a tough test if Obama negotiates with Republicans on spending levels and entitlement cuts, areas where Democrats have long feared the president is willing to give away too much. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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President Barack Obama meets with small business owners about the government shutdown and debt ceiling, Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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FILE - In this Feb. 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, left, smile for photographers on Capitol Hill in Washington after the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks. Obama and congressional Democrats are relishing the party unity forged by the fall fiscal fights after some Democrats broke with the president this summer over Syria, government spying, and his leadership choice for the Federal Reserve. But their solidarity will face a tough test if Obama negotiates with Republicans on spending levels and entitlement cuts, areas where Democrats have long feared the president is willing to give away too much. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to members of the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Washington. Obama and congressional leaders met at the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to members of the media after a meeting with President Barack Obama, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 in Washington. Obama and congressional leaders met at the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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**FILE** President Barack Obama is presented a team jersey by former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka as he stands with the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 7, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** President Barack Obama is presented a team jersey by former Chicago Bears head coach Mike Ditka as he stands with the 1985 Super Bowl XX Champion Bears football team during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House on Oct. 7, 2011. (Associated Press)