Obama Threatens to Veto House GOP Bill As Lawmakers Predict Shutdown

President Obama is threatening to veto a temporary Republican budget measure that would ensure the troops are paid through September and keep the government running for another week, but would not resolve the bitter standoff between Democrats and Republicans. "This bill is a distraction from the real work that would bring us closer to a reasonable compromise for funding the remainder of fiscal year 2011 and avert a disruptive federal government shutdown that would put the nation's economic...Full Story
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