Obama Returns Home to News of Budget Deal

A potential budget deal could mean no government shutdowns for at least two years.
3:00 | 12/11/13

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President obama landed early this morning from the memorial service for nelson mandela. He's arriving to the news that lawmakers have reached a budget deal. Jon karl is at the white house this morning. It's a modest deal. But it would hold off a government shutdown for at least two years. Reporter: A modest deal. But given what we've seen over the past two years, this counts as a major breakthrough in washington. In addition of doing away with the possibility of a government shutdown, it would also undo many of the automatic spending cuts that were scheduled to go into effect in january, including big cuts to defense. What's most striking about the deal is that picture you see right there, how it was announced. Paul ryan, one of the top conservatives in washington, and patty rymurray, one of the most liberal senators. You'll see people on the left and the right complaining about this. It's a compromise. That means neither side got everything they wanted. Okay. And meanwhile, the president getting some new polls out this morning that show he may have stopped the bleeding from that botched rollout of the obama care website. Reporter: That's right. Look at the poll numbers. Several new polls out. All of them still pretty bad for the president. You see his disapproval rating higher than his approval rating. But he has stopped the freefall. And the white house hopes that now they have that website pretty much fixed, that the president can begin to see those poll numbers actually go up. Right now, at least, they're not going lower. Just before we came on the air, the white house we leased the photos from air force one. Maybe to drown out the chatter of that selfie? Reporter: Maybe. But these photos are quite remarkable. You think former president bush must have been looking at his paintings on that ipad. But seeing the two of them together with hillary clinton on air force one, quite a sight. As for the selfie seen around the world, we're learning a little bit more about this. The photographer who took this picture of the selfie, who said a few seconds later, michelle was laughing and enjoying herself, with them. She was not upset. Jon, thanks very much.

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