A long hard road: Obama, GOP talks pave way back to deficit debate

  • by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 12, 2013 - 3:20 AM

WASHINGTON — Suddenly it's about the deficits. As a deal moves toward ending the partial government shutdown, raising the nation's line of credit, and abandoning the drive to upend the 3-year-old health care law, Washington's attention is turning to spending and the red ink side of the government's ledger.

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