Stopgap Budget Deal May Avert Government Shutdown

With the federal government set to shut down on Friday without new funding, Democrats appear willing to go along with a two-week stopgap budget deal that includes $4 billion in new cuts, averting a shutdown. In excerpts from a speech to be delivered tonight to the National Association of Religious Broadcasters in Nashville, House Speaker John Boehner says in the 2012 budget he wants to take on cuts to entitlement programs such as Medicaid and Medicare, adding a jab at the president's own 2012...Full Story
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