Senate leader Harry Reid held out hope they would come to an agreement by midnight, then denounced Republicans for throwing Planned Parenthood programs under the bus. House Speaker John Boehner, also positioning himself to blame the other party, wondered aloud when Democrats would get serious about spending cuts. Apparently, the Republicans would take smaller overall cuts if they could defund Planned Parenthood. Democrats say Planned Parenthood is their line in the sand. The House already passed a stopgap bill that is unacceptable to the other side. The Senate was planning to do the same. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Andrea Seabrook about the state of play.
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