The Lead at Drudge Report: TIME'S UP --Looks like shutdown imminent!Submitted by Libera_me on Fri, 04/08/2011 - 09:56
Looks like Obama is fleeing just as shutdown is about to happen, too. Of course, shutdown doesn't really mean shutdown, Congress will still be paid. There are also possible riders that will be passed to provide for essential services, such as the post office and the military. Not only that, but there are still some potential 'rabbits to be pulled out of the hat'. The biggest sticking point, according to Democrats,is funding for Planned (un)Parenthood, and there are negotiations going on relating to an exchange of P(u)P funding for a ban on overseas funding for abortion providers. The Republicans differ on the reason for the shutdown potential, claiming the sole reason is the size of the budget.