Budget Battle

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures while speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, as Congress continues to struggle over how to fund the government and prevent a possible shutdown. The top House Democrat announced that the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," will go into effect next Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, despite Republican efforts to defund the health care law.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif. gestures while speaking during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, as Congress continues to struggle over how to fund the government and prevent a possible shutdown. The top House Democrat announced that the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as "Obamacare," will go into effect next Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, despite Republican efforts to defund the health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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