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Obama: 'Machinery of shutdown has begun to move'

Obama: 'The machinery of the shutdown has necessarily begun to move' Obama, lawmakers say they have made progress -- but no deal 07 Apr 2011 President Obama said tonight that congressional leaders have made progress on a new budget deal, but added that they need to reach a final agreement by Friday morning or face the prospect of a government shutdown that would hurt the economy. "There still are a few issues that are outstanding," Obama said after an hour-long meeting with House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada. [No worries! The wars will still continue. Even if the government is shut down, the US unsubs will still be bombing civilians in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Blckwater will still get its bl*wjobs. --LRP]