A Four-Way Staring Contest Over Keeping the Government Open

With the clock ticking on reaching a spending deal, GOP leaders are locked in a battle of wills with conservatives, defense hawks, and Democrats.

House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi attend a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Sen. Bob Dole on Wednesday.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci

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