Clocks are ticking all over Washington, D.C. If Democrats and Republicans don't come to an agreement over this year's budget, the government will shut down at midnight Friday. President Obama is out of town most of the day today and there are no official meetings scheduled for Democrats or Republicans. Is a deal being worked out under the radar? We check in with the Wall Street Journal's Naftali Bendavid.
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