Last Resort

Obama, GOP Prep Shutdown Plans

Government leaders are taking the threat of a shutdown seriously: The White House has instructed agency officials to share details of shutdown contingency plans with top managers, while the GOP will begin distributing pamphlets to lawmakers about how a shutdown will work. House Speaker John Boehner has rejected the Democrats’ proposal of $33 billion, saying it is “not enough.” He will meet President Obama at the White House Tuesday, but will arrive late, after the meeting has already started. The Washington Post says that in order for a shutdown to be avoided, a deal must be made by Tuesday night.