This article was posted on the NYT homepage as Reid and Boehner Blame Each Other in Budget Stalemate. A perfect title.
Shutdown Near, No Sign of Compromise
By CARL HULSE and MICHAEL D. SHEAR
Published: April 8, 2011
Attempts to frame the issue in the final hours before the shutdown deadline came after a series of negotiating sessions that stretched into the wee hours failed to produce a deal by Friday morning.