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Neither side budging as Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

Neither side budging as Obama, GOP leaders talk Supreme Court vacancy

President Barack Obama called Democrats and Republicans to the White House on Tuesday to discuss election-year standoff over the vacancy on the Supreme Court. Neither side showed signs of budging.

In an awkward Oval Office sit-down that lasted less than an hour, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered their case for refusing to consider any nominee to the highest court during the throes of a presidential election. Their Democratic counterparts, meanwhile, resolved to "continue beating the drum," Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters after the meeting.

The gathering was the first...

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