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US Senate to Act on Stopgap Spending Bill to Avoid Shutdown

The Senate is expected to approve easily legislation that would keep the government open past a Wednesday deadline as its top Republican leaders stare down a right wing that's angry that party leaders aren't fighting harder to take away taxpayer funding from Planned Parenthood.   Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has moved to strip the measure of a provision that would cancel federal funding of Planned Parenthood, and top House leaders are going along, even as the controversy...

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