Tension mounts as US shutdown looms (AFP) – 803th Edition

8 04 2011

US Speaker of the House Rep. John Boehner makes a statement on the budget negotiations to the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Ugly public posturing raged between Republicans and Democrats Friday, after a budget impasse left the US government within hours of effectively running out of money and being forced to shut down.(AFP/Getty Images/Alex Wong)AFP – Ugly public posturing raged between Republicans and Democrats Friday, but last-ditch talks carried on behind the scenes to stop a budget row from shuttering the government within hours.

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