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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


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


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


Time's about up: Shutdown looms without agreement

On the brink of a painful government shutdown, the Obama administration readied furlough notices for hundreds of thousands of workers Friday as Republican and... Read more »

April 8, 2011


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