President Barack Obama on Saturday signed into law a temporary spending bill averting a US government shutdown and ending for now a budget row between the Democrats and their newly empowered Republican foes. The showdown was just the first bruising engagement in a string of likely clashes between Obama’s Democrats and the Republicans, boosted by a new crop of conservative Tea Party movement lawmakers, as the president fires up his 2012 reelection bid. Obama on Saturday made a surprise visit to the Lincoln Memorial — among the many national sites that would have closed in a government shutdown — to briefly talk to tourists. “I just wanted to say, real quick, that because Congress was able to settle its differences, that’s why this place is open today and everybody is able to enjoy their visit,” Obama said after bounding up the steps of the memorial honoring America’s 16th president. “And that’s the kind of future cooperation I hope we have going forward,” he added. But that might not be the case. Some Republicans are venting frustration at having not extracted more from Democrats. “People are angry across the country that we didn’t get a better deal,” congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a…
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