Links from the Times for April 8: Government shutdown and the Good News Club
President Barack Obama and congressional leaders bargained and blustered by turns Thursday, still short of an agreement to cut federal spending and head off a midnight-Friday government shutdown that no one claimed to want. That leaves many Americans wondering how a shutdown will affect them. We offer a Q&A on how the shutdown might affect the filing of income taxes. The Washington Post offers agency-by-agency shutdown details plus a roundup of other coverage. The Associated Press offers this look at potential impacts, key players, a primer on the federal budget and what happened in previous shutdowns.
Pasco flier flap: While the Liberty Counsel, a legal group specializing in religious rights, demands that Pasco County schools distribute a Christian groups fliers, the Good News Club has been bringing Bible study to Pasco classrooms after school for a couple of years.