WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- No budget-impasse congressional talks will happen until the House reopens the U.S. government with a stopgap funding measure, the top Senate Democrat said.
"We like to resolve issues, but we will not go to conference with a gun to our head," Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said as the House, Senate and White House failed to break a bitter budget standoff over President Obama's healthcare law.
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