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 Mason ReidDems search for winning playbook Dems face hard choice for State of the Union response The Memo: Immigration battle tests activists’ muscle MORE (D-Nev.), Majority Whip Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinMcCarthy: ‘No deadline on DACA’ Ex-Sheriff David Clarke: Trump only one who 'cares about black American citizens' DHS chief takes heat over Trump furor MORE (D-Ill.), Sen. Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerDemocrats will need to explain if they shut government down over illegal immigration White House: Trump remarks didn't derail shutdown talks Schumer defends Durbin after GOP senator questions account of Trump meeting MORE (N.Y.) and Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Patty MurrayPatricia (Patty) Lynn MurrayCDC director to miss fourth hearing because of potential ethics issues Week ahead: Lawmakers near deal on children's health funding Ryan suggests room for bipartisanship on ObamaCare MORE (D-Wash.) attended the meeting. 

Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSessions: 'We should be like Canada' in how we take in immigrants NSA spying program overcomes key Senate hurdle Overnight Finance: Lawmakers see shutdown odds rising | Trump calls for looser rules for bank loans | Consumer bureau moves to revise payday lending rule | Trump warns China on trade deficit 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 McDonoughObama: Bannon, Breitbart shifted media narrative in 'powerful direction' DNC chairman to teach at Brown University Trump mocked Obama for three chiefs of staff in three years 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.