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Budding bipartisanship gives rise to optimism in Senate

The cherry blossoms are in bloom in Washington this week. Is long-absent bipartisanship on Capitol Hill flowering as well? Read more »

April 11, 2013

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Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate (+video)

Watched by tearful relatives of Newtown school massacre victims, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respond to the December... Read more »

April 11, 2013

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Obama sends Congress $3.8 trillion budget that trims Social Security, raises taxes

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.77 trillion spending blueprint that seeks to achieve an elusive "grand bargain" to tame runaway deficits by raising... Read more »

April 10, 2013

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Obama budget: Spending cuts, higher smokers' taxes (+video)

Mixing modest curbs on spending with tax increases reviled by Republicans, President Barack Obama proposed a $3.8 trillion budget on Wednesday that would raise taxes... Read more »

April 10, 2013

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