The Capitol is seen in Washington after dark. Work is intensifying in Congress to reach a deal on long-overdue legislation to finance the government through the end of September and avoid a government shutdown.
Emma Collins, left, Elias Lyam, 14, and Eileen Collins watch early election results for Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg in Madison, Wis. on Tuesday. Kloppenburg faces incumbent Justice David Prosser.
House Budget Committee member Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., looks on at right as committee committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis. touts his 2012 federal budget during a news conference on Capitol Hill today.
House Speaker John Boehner, right, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Va., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, today.
President Obama talks about the budget today at the White House.