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EID, PELOSI LIKELY TO MEET OBAMA AT WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT-AIDE
By Corey Boles Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES
WASHINGTON -(Dow Jones)- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) are likely to go to the White House for a meeting with President Barack Obama at 6:00 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT) Sunday, a top Democratic aide said, an indication that there is unlikely to be any bipartisan framework agreed to Sunday that would lead to the debt ceiling being increased.
The fact that it is just Pelosi and Reid going to the White House meeting means it is not likely a path forward will be agreed to Sunday night, the Democratic aide said.
Congressional leaders have not met since a brief meeting Saturday evening. According to one congressional official, House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and the president have spoken twice on the phone since a meeting at the White House with congressional leaders of both parties earlier Saturday.
Senior aides to both parties had said Saturday they hoped to have made substantial progress before the Asian financial markets open Sunday evening Eastern time. At Saturdays White House meeting, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned about possible negative reaction beginning in the Asian markets if there werent signs of substantial progress by Sunday.
The $14.29 trillion debt ceiling needs to be increased by Aug. 2, otherwise the Treasury Department has warned the U.S. could be forced to begin defaulting on its obligations. Major ratings agencies have put the U.S. on a possible credit-downgrade watch, warning that if the debt ceiling isnt increased and progress made on deficit reduction, they could lower the countrys AAA credit rating.
-By Corey Boles, Dow Jones Newswires; 202-862-6601;
--Carol Lee and Naftali Bendavid of the Wall Street Journal contributed to this article.
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