Officials Tout Last-Minute Government Shutdown Deal

Barely more than an hour before a midnight deadline, officials announced a deal to avert a government shutdown. "We will cut $78.5 billion below the president's 2011 budget proposal, and we have reached an agreement on the policy riders," House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said in a joint statement. The agreement would cut about $38 billion from the 2010 baseline budget, and the deal on the riders kept intact funding to Planned Parenthood,...Full Story
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