Budget Battle

September 29, 2013 - 11:35 AM
An empty hallway in the U.S. Capitol Sunday morning, Sept. 29, 2013, as a government shutdown looms, in Washington. The political and economic stakes mounting with each tick of the clock, the White House and congressional Democrats say a House-approved delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push Washington to the brink of the first government shutdown in 17 years. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)