A late-night meeting at the White House between President Obama and Congressional leadership has helped close the gaps between Republicans and Democrats over a new budget, but it hasn't led to a deal...yet.

After the meeting, President Obama said there's no reason not to finish an agreement...

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said that while there's still differences between the two sides, he's optimistic...

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House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) is also determined to get a deal done...

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Staffs for both leaders were expected to work through the night in an effort to continue the progress already made.

Without a deal in place, the House is set to force a vote on a short-term spending bill today...but it's a deal that is unlikely to put off a government shutdown.

FOX News Radio's Jared Halpern reports from Washington...

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If the White House and Congress fail to reach a budget deal this week, there could be a partial government shutdown that will have a BIG impact.

FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz reports from the West Wing on what a shutdown might mean...

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History has shown a government shutdown could have an effect on the 2012 Presidential race.

FOX News Radio's Hank Weinbloom has more on that from America's Election Headquarters...

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Throughout it all, one thing has remained crystal clear.  As the deadline gets closer, and the threat of a shutdown gets greater...lawmakers have little they agree on...

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