Showdowns

Cantor: ‘Time Is Up Here’

House Speaker John Boehner’s challenge to convince his caucus to avoid a government shutdown begins with its second most powerful member: “Time is up here,” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said Tuesday. Cantor said any short-term spending resolution to avoid a shutdown is “unacceptable.” Boehner, however, refused to rule out another temporary extension or a compromise that would settle for smaller cuts than what the GOP is demanding. Democrats, meanwhile, are resigning themselves to a shutdown.