July 30, 2011 7:25 PM

Senate delays vote on debt bill as 11th-hour talks gain ground

The White House was in last-ditch talks with GOP and Democratic lawmakers about a deal to raise the debt ceiling, and by late Saturday there was enough hope for a bipartisan agreement that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid postponed until 1 p.m. Sunday a critical vote on his proposal to avert a potential federal default.

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