Budget Battle: Is the Government on the Brink of a Shutdown?

Members of Congress are working behind closed doors to hash out a deal to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year as federal workers nervously prepare contingency plans. But just five days away from the deadline, the threat of a government shutdown looks more real than it has in recent weeks as pressure from the Tea Party and conservative lawmakers mounts. Democratic sources indicated last week that the two sides had agreed $33 billion would be slashed from the 2011 budget....Full Story
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