Shutdown Looms as Budget Impasse Persists Staff
Posted: Apr 05, 2011 3:16 PM


WASHINGTON—Political leaders on Tuesday continued to talk past each other on federal spending, offering little evidence they could soon reach an agreement to avert a shutdown of the government this weekend.

President Barack Obama stepped out to personally address the impasse on budget negotiations, saying he opposes a Republican proposal for another temporary resolution unless it is to give Congress a few more days to pass a permanent deal.