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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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White House, GOP predict approval for cuts

Despite scattered opposition from both ends of the political spectrum, House Republicans and the White House both predicted approval Tuesday for the hard-bargained $38... Read more »

April 12, 2011

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Tough choices

Last Friday night's 11th-hour announcement that a federal government shutdown had been averted through $39 billion in spending cuts came with an enormous amount of... Read more »

April 12, 2011

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