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Government Spending Drama Plays Out in Congress

Hours before current funding was to run out Thursday, a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the U.S. government stalled in the House of Representatives. Progressive Democrats and conservative Republicans were opposing the spending bill for different reasons, while President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner were calling for the House to pass the bill and keep the government running.  The Senate also has to approve the spending bill. Boehner began the...

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