TODAY'S NEWSMAX STORY CONCERNING DEBT CEILING NEGOTIATIONS
This is an excerpt from a story from Newsmax.com regarding the current "negotiations" being conducted in Washington. They are quoting Senate Majority Harry Reid:
"We've made tremendous progress," Reid said at the end of a Senate session during a federal holiday, underscoring the urgency of settling a fiscal crisis that was nearing a Thursday deadline. The U.S. Treasury Department estimates it will reach a $16.7 trillion borrowing limit on Oct. 17.
"We hope that with good fortune ... that perhaps tomorrow will be a bright day," Reid said, hinting at the possible Tuesday announcement of a bipartisan Senate deal.