Helen Whalen Cohen
Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Harry Reid are closing in on a deal to prevent a government shutdown, the National Journal reports. Reid told reporters that they agreed on $38 billion in cuts last night, but are stuck on the rider that blocks funding for Planned Parenthood.

A representative from Boehner's office said that disagreements over cuts, not Planned Parenthood, are holding up the deal.

Helen Whalen Cohen

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