Shutdown talks but no deal as clock ticks down (AP) – 800th Edition

7 04 2011

House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. meet with reporters outside the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 7, 2011, after their meeting with President Obama regarding the budget and possible government shutdown. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)AP – President Barack Obama and congressional leaders bargained and blustered by turns Thursday, still short of an agreement to cut federal spending and head off a midnight-Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want.

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