The partial shutdown of the federal government is now stretching into its third day.
President Obama is now saying House Speaker John Boehner is the only thing standing in the way of reopening the government. Congressional leaders made no progress on ending the shutdown after a Wednesday night meeting at the White House.
The Wall Street Journal reports about 800,000 federal employees remain on furlough.
Capitol Reporter Dan Boyce took to the streets of Helena to hear what some everyday Montanans think of the shutdown, including a Canadian couple on an unfortunately-timed vacation touring the West's National Parks.