Key people in the Obama Administration say that the President and the Speaker of the House are close to working out a deal to save the country. Obama's Press Secretary, Jay Carney, denies that a deal is close. Boehner's Chief of Staff also denies that a deal is close.
Democrats in Congress don't like the prospects of such a deal as they think it may give up more than the Gang of Six deal. Republicans in Congress don't like it because it includes tax increases.