The Free Press, Mankato, MN


Budget Battle

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada walks to the elevators after the rare Senate on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013. Senate Republicans and Democrats hit an impasse Sunday over spending in their last-ditch struggle to avoid an economy-jarring default in just four days and end a partial government shutdown that's entering its third week. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)