The Los Angeles Times, 8 April 2011
Publié le :
8 avril 2011
Lisa Mascaro and Christi Parsons
"Reporting from Washington The federal budget stalemate that stands to trigger a government shutdown shifted Thursday from a debate over spending cuts to a fight over the thorny policy issues of abortion
and environmental regulation that have divided Democrats and Republicans
"Facing a deadline of midnight Friday, negotiators worked day and night in an effort to strike a compromise as the policy demands loomed as a major new obstacle.
"For a third straight day, President Obama
called House Speaker John A. Boehner
(R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
(D-Nev.) to meetings at the White House
. Afterward, Obama set a hard deadline for reaching an agreement, saying he wanted a deal from the congressional leadership overnight."