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Congressional negotiators make no progress as spending deadline looms this Friday

Congress has until Friday to pass an omnibus spending bill to keep the government open (and they're not in session today, of course). Negotiators did work over the weekend, but it appears they're not much closer to a deal and, if anything, the potential deal-breakers are proliferating rather than being whittled down. Senior aides in both parties say Republican leaders offered their Democratic counterparts a new funding proposal last Friday, but the latest offer produced no breakthrough and both sides continued negotiations through the weekend while making little headway.
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