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White House says Obama has 'concerns' about latest GOP offer

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White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama had "some concerns" about the GOP's latest proposal, and signaled Obama would not support a plan that tied only a short-term increase of the debt ceiling to broader budget negotiations.

Doing so, Carney said, would "put us right back where we are now," creating another potential standoff, this time just before the winter holidays.

He said that while Obama would be still willing to sign a clean debt increase independent of other negotiations, Democrats wouldn't sign off on a plan that set up a similar "dynamic" in a month and a half.

The new Republican offer set up a vote to extend the debt ceiling by six weeks and start negotiations to end the government shutdown, now on its 11th day. It also set up a second set of talks on longer-term budget talks.

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