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Frustrated Obama calls leaders back to White House

Meeting is the latest effort to avert a government shutdown.

An Intruding World

Americans cannot afford to ignore debt crises in Europe and democracy movements in the Middle East.

House GOP to offer one-week stopgap spending measure

Funding bill would prevent a shutdown at the end of this week and fund the Defense Department for the rest of the year.

House budget chair offers plan with $6 trillion in cuts

Sweeping reductions in government, safety net contrast with Obama's plan, but revenue assumptions and deficit estimates may not be credible.

Boehner: No budget deal

Continuing resolution is not scheduled for vote.

GOP: White House punts on shutdown deal

Cantor says Obama rejected GOP's new one-week plan.

Obama urges budget talks: Says lawmakers must return if no agreement

President says continuing resolutions are "not the way to run a budget."

Union sues government over lack of shutdown information

OMB still has not directed agencies to release their specific contingency plans on how a government hiatus would affect employees.

Postal Service defends new labor contract

Agreement offers best cost savings possible without legislative change, officials tell Congress.

Obama announces reelection bid

President will begin to raise money for 2012 campaign next week.