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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


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


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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