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Sen. Rand Paul living up to billing as tea party leader

Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is scheduled to be the star attraction at a tea party tax protest in his hometown of Bowling Green. Read more »

April 15, 2011

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Both parties helped run up US $14 trillion debt

Two centuries after America's birth, the national debt was a bit under $1 trillion when Ronald Reagan took office in 1981. Just three decades later, it has soared... Read more »

April 14, 2011

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Budget pact barely touches current-year deficit

A new budget estimate released Wednesday shows that the spending bill negotiated between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner would produce less than... Read more »

April 13, 2011

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Obama pivots, eyes Medicare changes, tax increases

President Barack Obama, risking liberal anger and Republican scorn, is turning his attention to the nation's crushing debt with an anti-deficit framework that tackles... Read more »

April 13, 2011

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Shutdown avoided, White House, Congress cheer deal

A last minute budget deal, forged amid bluster and tough bargaining, averted an embarrassing federal shutdown and cut billions in spending — the first major test... Read more »

April 9, 2011

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Possible deal in works as shutdown deadline nears

Perilously close to a government shutdown, the White House and congressional leaders reached out for a possible deal to cut tens of billions of dollars in federal... Read more »

April 8, 2011

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