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Time's Up! President and GOP Scramble to Stop Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Democrat in the Senate says the White House and Republicans have agreed on a spending cut of $38 billion but a fight over federal dollars for Planned Parenthood is blocking a deal.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada told reporters Friday he's cautiously optimistic after late night talks at the White House, but the budget dispute also has become a moving target.

Failure to reach an agreement moved the government closer to a shutdown at midnight Friday.

Reid criticized the Republican stand on Planned Parenthood. The GOP contends it has not reached an agreement on spending cuts.

See our exclusive, uncut interview with Congressman Mac Thornberry about how you'd be affected if they can't reach a deal here.

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