President Obama sat down with congressional leaders at the White House on Friday to get down to business on the looming fiscal curb. Lawmakers emerged sounding optimistic, suggesting they’ve actually been making progress -- kind of shocking for those who haven't blocked out the 2011 debt ceiling war.
We'll have details during a special Friday edition of The Last Word at 10pm ET. Here’s a look at more stories we’re following right now:
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