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12:55 PM ET, April 9, 2011

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NationalJournal.com:
Congressional Sources: White House Reviewing Terms of Spending Deal  —  The likelihood of a war-time federal government shutdown—the first in American history—diminished dramatically on Friday night as all parties began reviewing, with the goal of approving, a broad array of cuts …
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David Rogers / The Politico:
Government shutdown averted, White House and Republicans reach deal  —  After a long day of trading offers, the White House and House Republicans reached agreement Friday night on a budget framework that would cap 2011 appropriations near or below $1.050 trillion while cutting domestic …
Washington Post:
Congressional leaders close to agreement on budget deal, aides say  —  Gallery: Government shutdown 2011: Democrats and Republicans have so far failed to reach an agreement on the 2011 federal budget, increasing the likelihood of the first government shutdown in more than 15 years.
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Rep. Allen West will vote no on budget deal  —  Rep. Allen West is against the bipartisan budget deal struck by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and the Obama administration.  —  West told The Hill that $39 billion in cuts is insufficient.  Asked whether he was pleased with the agreement on policy riders …
Discussion: Cubachi and Liberty Pundits Blog
Michael D. Shear / The Caucus:
Conservatives Urge Boehner to Cut a Budget Deal and Move On  —  Michele Bachmann speaking to Tea Party demonstrators outside the US Capitol Thursday afternoon.  —  Are Republicans ready to declare victory in the shutdown showdown and move on?  —  For days, the assumption has been that Speaker John …
David Dayen / Firedoglake:
Report: Tentative Deal on Budget Being Reviewed by White House (UPDATE: Deal Reached)  —  Editor's Note: A short term deal has been reached, according to both Rep. Boehner and President Obama.  Bumped.  —  Marc Ambinder at National Journal breaks the news of a deal framework on the 2011 budget …
Fox News:
Congress Strikes a Budget Deal to Avert Shutdown, Cutting $38.5B  —  Congressional leaders, with barely an hour to go before a federal government, announced late Friday night they had reached a deal to fund the government through the end of the fiscal year.  —  The deal includes $38.5 billion …
The Hill:
Last-minute budget deal staves off government shutdown  —  President Obama and Democratic and Republican congressional leaders reached a last-minute deal Friday to avoid a government shutdown.  —  The agreement, which came after days of partisan sparring and rhetorical drama …
Associated Press:
Congress, White House reach deal to avoid government shutdown, cite ‘historic’ spending cuts  —  WASHINGTON — Perilously close to a government shutdown, President Barack Obama and congressional leaders forged agreement late Friday night on a deal to cut about $38 billion in federal spending and avert the first closure in 15 years.
Washington Post:
Budget fight shows Washington still broken  —  Gallery: Government shutdown 2011: Congressional leaders agreed late Friday to a compromise that will keep the federal government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year.  —  As the midnight Friday deadline loomed for a possible government shutdown …
Susan Ferrechio / Washington Examiner:
Minutes to shutdown, Congress strikes budget deal
Discussion: Hot Air
The Hill:
House, Senate pass one-week spending bill to buy time for deal
Discussion: The Nation
Brian Beutler / TPMDC:
It's A Deal: Dems, Republicans Strike Spending Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Deal falls short of GOP cut pledge; ‘As good as we could get,’ Boehner says
Matthew Cooper / NationalJournal.com:
The Budget Skirmish Ends. The War Begins
Carol E. Lee / Wall Street Journal:   Obama's Budget Aim: To Rise Above Fray
Sean J. Miller / Ballot Box:
Democrats make pitch for contributions to make Boehner ‘cry’
Discussion: The Hill, Weasel Zippers and Hot Air
Roll Call:
Deal Close to Avert Shutdown
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Rep. Michele Bachmann / RedState:
Not a Big Enough Fight
CNN:
Democrats, Republicans agree on a budget deal
Carrie Dann / msnbc.com:
Reports point to a deal, but the clock's still ticking
Wall Street Journal:
Budget Talks Sputter; Parties Trade Barbs
Discussion: Washington Post
Associated Press:
Soldiers and Protesters Clash in Cairo  —  CAIRO (AP) — Demonstrators burned cars and barricaded themselves with barbed wire inside a central Cairo square demanding the resignation of the military's head after troops violently dispersed an overnight protest killing one and injuring 71.
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Aljazeera:
Clashes erupt around Cairo's Tahrir Square
Discussion: MyDD and Outside the Beltway
Aljazeera:
Protesters killed in southern Syria
Discussion: Truthdig and Guardian
Robert Berkvist / New York Times:
Sidney Lumet, Director of American Film Classics, Dies at 86  —  Sidney Lumet, a director who preferred the streets of New York to the back lots of Hollywood and whose stories of conscience — “12 Angry Men,” “Serpico,” “Dog Day Afternoon,” “The Verdict,” “Network” — became modern American film classics …
Discussion: newsfeed.time.com and Gawker
BBC:
US to fund $20m remake of Sesame Street for Pakistan  —  The show will be set in a Pakistan village and be mostly in Urdu  —  The United States is funding a Pakistani remake of the popular TV children's show Sesame Street.  —  In a new effort to win hearts and minds in Pakistan, USAID …
Mark Steyn / National Review:
Ending America as We Know It  —  Hey, it's the weekend, and everyone's singing the same maddeningly catchy refrain!  Rebecca Black's “Friday”?  Nah, that was last week's moronic singalong.  This week's is even perkier!  “Paul Ryan proposes to end Medicare as we know it,” sings former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta.
 
 
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