Harry Reid

'Historic' deal to avoid government shutdown

President Barack Obama and congressional leaders reached a historic, last-minute agreement just before a midnight deadline to slash about $38 billion in federal... Read more »

April 9, 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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