US Senate to Vote on Budget Friday

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on Friday on a measure aimed at preventing a government shutdown after days of wrangling over U.S. President Barack Obama’s health care law, which congressional Republicans are aiming to derail.

If Senators pass the bill to prevent a shutdown on Friday, the legislation will then go back to the House of Representatives, where it must be approved within the next few days to avert a government shutdown.

On Thursday, President Obama ridiculed the …