The big question today, is who will blink first?
On Wednesday, the President invited key Congressional Leaders to the White House for talks. After that, a 90 minute high profile meeting with no new information and still no deal.
The sticking point in the stalemate: a fraction of House Republicans want anti-ObamaCare ammendemts in the spending bill.
Senate Democrats and President Obama say no way. But the big issue right now is the United Stated inching loser and closer to the deadling for raising the debt ceiling.
If the crisis does continue, experts agree that it could be a major drag on the economy. They estimate a three to four week shutdown could cost $55 billion.