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  • Bipartisan U.S. Budget Deal Said to Ease Automatic Spending Cuts
    December 11, 2013  

    Avoiding provisions that sharply divide the two parties, budget negotiators reached a deal to fund the government for two years. Kwame Holman reports on reaction to the deal. Judy Woodruff talks to Steven Rattner of Willett Advisors, Douglas Holtz-Eakin of the American Action Forum and Romina Boccia of the Heritage Foundation. Continue reading

  • December 20, 2007  

    President Bush criticized Congress on Thursday for including thousands of earmarks — small projects for which lawmakers target funds — in its spending bills. Fiscal experts explain how Congress intends to use those earmarks and how they affect the overall budget. Continue reading

  • July 27, 2007  

    Congress passed a new farm bill which subsidizes crops like soybeans and other vegetable products. Two experts talk to the NewsHour about what the bill will mean for farmers and the American economy. Continue reading