Shutdown talks end for the night; still no deal

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters at the White House in Washington after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., regarding the budget and possible government shutdown, Wednesday, April 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

April 7, 2011 8:53:55 PM PDT
Time growing short, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders failed to reach agreement Thursday night on a compromise to cut spending and head off a midnight Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want.