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Obama and Other Leaders Short of Deal While Government Shutdown Looms

United States President Barack Obama and all the congressional leaders have not reached an agreement regarding the compromise and the plans to cut spending costs. Analysts fear that the disagreements within the congress will force a Friday midnight government shutdown. No one, however, seems to want a shutdown.

The President, Senate Majority Leader, and Speaker of the House John Boehner said that during two meetings in the White House, some of the differences have been narrowed down. They worked through the night to come up with a deal. Right after the meeting, Obama said in the White House’s briefing room that he wants and answer by sun up.

The president fears that a shutdown will cause a huge blow to the already improving U.S economy. In the last months, the economy has started to create jobs for a lot of people and Obama believes it is unacceptable to put a stop on the improvement just because Washington can’t get it right.

Because coming up with an agreement seems to be a long shot, Republicans passed a legislation to fund the Pentagon for another six months but cut $12 billion on domestic spending. Boehner said that there is no reason that the Senate should not follow the House in making sure that the government remains open.

Obama, however, threatened to veto the bill even before the said bill passed. The White House said that the legislation looks like a distraction from what the congress should be focusing on.

The Senate is yet to pass its own bill. In the mean time, the Congress passed two short-term measures just to keep the government running. Moreover, they also approved $10 billion worth of budget cuts.

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Pacquiao Evens Out Career as Boxer and Politician

Manny Pacquiao levels out his responsibilities as the world’s greatest boxer, as well as an honorable congressman of Sarangani, Philippines. While the famous champ is busy with both careers, trainer Freddie Roach tries to figure out the key to beat down former WBA welterweight super champion, Shane Mosley.

Pacquiao has to defend his WBO welterweight title against Mosley, the winner of three weight division titles on May 7 in Nevada, Las Vegas. Because of this, the hailed pound-for-pound king of new era boxing has to take a break from his role as a congressman in the Philippines.

Manny Pacquiao is set to meet with Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader of United States. According to Pacquiao, they will talk about some political issues. However, he added no further details regarding the occasion.

The boxing legend says he still finds excitement inside the ring, but he also wants to pursue his career as a legislator in the Congress of the Philippines.

Pacquiao coined the anti-human trafficking bill and helped raise the funds to construct a hospital that will cater to his fellow countrymen in the province of Sarangani.

Pacquiao, 32-years old, won over Joshua Clottey, as well as Antonio Margarito last year. He has a fight record of 52-3-2. Meanwhile, Mosley, who has 7.5 inch advantage to Pacquiao, lost a fight against Floyd Mayweather through a decision and an even fight with Sergio Mora. The 39-year-old boxer has 46-6-1 record.

The upcoming fight between the two living legends is fast approaching. Tickets to the event are almost sold out. With Pacquiao’s speed and punching power, and Mosley’s experience inside the ring, the event is indeed a much awaited fight.

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