The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Budget Battle

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va. arrives at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)