There was barely an hour left before the midnight padlocking of
government doors. In a Capitol basement meeting room, House Speaker John
Boehner was telling exhausted fellow Republicans that a deal to avert a
shutdown was nearly finished when an aide alerted him that staff had
completed the final details and the agreement was complete.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Cathie Black was the perfect choice to head
the city's 1.1 million-student school system because she was "a
superstar manager." But her resignation Thursday after three contentious months on the job
was the latest in a series of third-term setbacks for Bloomberg and a
defeat of his bid to hire a business-minded outsider like himself for a
House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday that private talks with
President Barack Obama failed to produce a deal to avoid a government
shutdown and warned that the House Republicans "will not be put in a
box" of accepting options they refuse to endorse.
NEW YORK—From the illustrious field of 68 teams that began play in the
middle of March, now comes the Final Four still standing strong. But a
funny thing happened along tournament way. Two of the likely teams that
are in the Final Four to be played this upcoming weekend in Houston,
Texas weren’t in a lot of people’s brackets. Those teams are the
Bulldogs of Butler University in Indiana and the Rams of Virginia
Commonwealth University better known as VCU.