Government Nears Shutdown as Obama Says He Won’t Pay Ransom

Government Nears Shutdown as Obama Says He Won’t Pay Ransom

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The U.S. Capitol stands in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 27, 2013. House Speaker John Boehner's plan to avert a shutdown by shifting to a debt-ceiling fight ran into opposition from some Republicans in another setback for efforts to keep the U.S. government operating after Sept. 30.