The deadline: Midnight Eastern.  At stake: Shutting down the federal government.  The way out: A budget deal.

Get all the latest on the budget negotiations and government shutdown here...

For the second consecutive night, President Obama makes a late-night appearance in the White House Briefing Room after meeting with House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The message is simple: non-essential government operations will shut down at midnight if a deal is not reached...

For the latest, we hear now from FOX News Radio White House Correspondent Mike Majchrowitz...

If the government does shut down tonight, what would happen?

FOX News Radio's Jeff Monosso takes a look...

Around Capitol Hill, FOX News Radio tracked down everyday Americans, just like you and I, to find out...

What do YOU worry about?  What are YOUR thoughts?

What about lawmakers?

Where do Congressmen stand?