President postpones travel
April 7th, 2011
10:34 PM ET
3 years ago

President postpones travel

Washington (CNN)-President Obama has postponed a trip to Indiana, originally scheduled for Friday, where he was due to meet with Gov. Mitch Daniels in Indianapolis.

After another session with congressional leaders failed to produce a budget agreement Thursday, the White House announced the president will remain in Washington, D.C. as the threat of a government shutdown draws closer.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • Mitch Daniels • President Obama
Latest White House huddle fails to yield budget deal; shutdown nears
April 7th, 2011
10:02 PM ET
3 years ago

Latest White House huddle fails to yield budget deal; shutdown nears

Washington (CNN) – A fourth White House meeting in 48 hours between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement Thursday night on a spending plan for the rest of the current fiscal year, increasing chances for a partial government shutdown to begin in a little more than 24 hours.

The talks involving Obama, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, as well as Vice President Joe Biden, ended less than an hour after starting.

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Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid • John Boehner • President Obama
Reid, Boehner release joint statement on White House meeting
April 7th, 2011
09:47 PM ET
3 years ago

Reid, Boehner release joint statement on White House meeting

Washington (CNN) – In a joint statement Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner addressed the results of the budget meeting held at the White House Thursday evening, saying, “We have narrowed the issues, however, we have not yet reached an agreement. We will continue to work through the night to attempt to resolve our remaining differences.”

CNN's Dana Bash contributed to this report.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid • John Boehner
BREAKING: President, congressional leaders fail to reach budget deal
April 7th, 2011
09:41 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: President, congressional leaders fail to reach budget deal

(CNN) - A fourth White House meeting in 48 hours between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement Thursday night on a spending plan for the rest of the current fiscal year, increasing chances for a partial government shutdown to begin just over 24 hours.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • President Obama
President Clinton returns to Haiti to help in ongoing recovery
April 7th, 2011
09:16 PM ET
3 years ago

President Clinton returns to Haiti to help in ongoing recovery

(CNN) – As Haiti still struggles to recover from a devastating earthquake that struck 15 months ago, former President Bill Clinton is once again headed there.

The former president, who oversaw the U.N. aid mission during the aftermath, is traveling to Haiti Thursday night, for several events on Friday, the Clinton Foundation said in a press release. He is scheduled to tour a school and launch a national cholera awareness campaign in the morning, then attend a board meeting for the Interim Commission for the Reconstruction of Haiti in the afternoon.

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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Haiti
Reid: Odds of government shutdown are 50-50
April 7th, 2011
08:22 PM ET
3 years ago

Reid: Odds of government shutdown are 50-50

Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tells CNN the odds are a government shutdown are "no better than 50-50" as he prepared for another White House powwow Thursday night.

In an interview with CNN Senior Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash he said that every time the leadership meets at the White House they get close to a deal, but when members leave "we get farther apart."
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Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • Harry Reid
Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'
April 7th, 2011
08:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump to meet with sponsor of Arizona 'birther bill'

Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump has angered some and pleased others for questioning President Obama's birthplace. What Trump is set to do next will likely keep the spotlight on his actions.

On Friday the real-estate mogul and reality TV star will meet with a state lawmaker from Arizona who is sponsoring a so-called "birther bill."
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Filed under: Arizona • Birthers • Donald Trump
Bachmann:  Government shutdown is an admission of failure
April 7th, 2011
07:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann: Government shutdown is an admission of failure

Washington (CNN) - GOP Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann says that when the government shuts down it is an admission of failure. And if she were commander-in-chief, the potential presidential candidate told CNN Chief National Correspondent John King that she would gather the party leadership in her office, put everything on the table and "stay together until we actually cut a deal."

In an interview on CNN's "John King, USA," that aired Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, Bachmann committed to donate her congressional paycheck to military families, if there's a government shutdown. She also called for a bill that would ensure that troops get paid on time in case of a partial shutdown.
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April 7th, 2011
07:26 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Chances of government shutdown 50-50

(CNN)–Senior White House officials tell CNN the chances of a government shutdown are 50-50.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown
As government shutdown looms some see opportunity
April 7th, 2011
06:31 PM ET
3 years ago

As government shutdown looms some see opportunity

Washington (CNN) - As Congressional leaders Thursday tried to avert a government shutdown, some political leaders saw an opportunity to fundraise and rally their supporters.

The executive director of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee sent out an appeal asking for a minimum $5 donation saying the organization wants to raise $100,000 in the next 36 hours.
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Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown
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