Shutdown Negotiations Yield No Deal

by admin on April 7, 2011

With less than a day until a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach an agreement Thursday night.

The president met with Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to reach an agreement on a federal budget before the midnight Friday deadline. All sides have said their differences have been narrowed, but a divide remains over abortion policy as a shutdown looms.

“I expect an answer in the morning,” the president said during a brief press conference at the White House.

Mr. Obama has directed his aides to work through the night and has reportedly cancelled a trip to Indianapolis.

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