Obama meets with Senate Democrats

President Obama met for about an hour and 15 minutes with Senate Democratic leaders on Saturday as talks intensify in the Senate to end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. 

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The White House said it would provide no readout of the meeting. 

Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies Republicans are headed for a disappointing end to their year in power Obama's HHS secretary could testify in Menendez trial MORE (D-Nev.), Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinGun proposal picks up GOP support Durbin: I had 'nothing to do' with Curbelo snub Republicans jockey for position on immigration MORE (D-Ill.), Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Crying on TV doesn't qualify Kimmel to set nation's gun agenda Trump knocks ‘fake’ news coverage of his trip to Puerto Rico MORE (N.Y.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayChildren’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Overnight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance | Puerto Rico's water woes worsen | Dems plead for nursing home residents' right to sue Schumer calls for attaching ObamaCare fix to children's health insurance MORE (D-Wash.) attended the meeting. 

Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGun proposal picks up GOP support Children’s health-care bill faces new obstacles Dems see Trump as potential ally on gun reform MORE (R-Ky.) are negotiating a possible solution to the impasse that has threatened a first-ever default on the U.S. debt.

The Reid-McConnell talks follow the collapse of a previous attempt by House Republicans to reach a deal themselves with President Obama.

A source famliar with the meeting said White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonoughDenis McDonoughDNC chairman to teach at Brown University Trump mocked Obama for three chiefs of staff in three years Former Obama UN ambassador to meet with Senate Intelligence panel: report MORE, Deputy Chief of Staff Rob Nabors and Obama's budget director Sylvia Matthews Burwell also attended the meeting. 

The source said the participants went over what their bottom line could be going forward. 

The U.S. government will hit the debt ceiling and begin defaulting on its bills Thursday, according to the Treasury Department.

Obama has met with leaders in both chambers in recent days as the debt ceiling limit approaches.

This story was posted at 3:10 p.m. and updated at 5:34 p.m.