Lights burn in the US Capitol under storm clouds illuminated by the city lights late Friday, April 8, 2011, when Congress reached a budget compromise to keep the government funded. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
April 8, 2011 8:16:24 PM PDT
WASHINGTON (AP) - April 8, 2011 --
President Barack Obama says a last-minute deal with congressional leaders to avert a government shutdown happened because "Americans of different beliefs came together."