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Senators--25 GOP, 21 Democrats--huddling on deficit deal

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WASHINGTON--Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) is tweeting live from a bipartisan meeting with senators Tuesday morning on the stalled deficit/debt/budget talks as the Aug. 2 default deadline looms. The 25 GOP, 21 Democratic senators in the room could be talking compromise, McCaskill reports over @clairemc

From @clairemc:

In the room. 25 Rs,21Ds, 1 I here. Folks are coming and going but it's basically 50/50. Could this be the moment that we compromise?
37 minutes ago

clairecmc Claire McCaskill
I can't tell you how thrilling it is to be in a room with BOTH Rs and Ds working on our debt problem. Gang of 5 plus 50 Senators.
55 minutes ago

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