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Massive spending bill hits snag in Congress as deadline draws near

December 9, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Plans to quickly approve a $1.1 trillion spending package to keep most of the federal government open through the end of the fiscal year fell apart late Monday, increasing the chance lawmakers will miss a Thursday deadline.

Full Episode: Federal Probes into Policing, New Defense Chief, Averting a Government Shutdown

December 5, 2014
Justice Department investigates police shootings.
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Deal to avert a shutdown?

December 4, 2014
Carrie Budoff Brown, Jake Sherman, John Bresnahan | Politico
The White House isn’t ruling out the House Republicans’ government funding plan, removing a potential barrier to resolving a fight over funding the government before it runs out of money in eight days.

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November 3, 2014
Obama's deficit reduction plan; Palestine at UN; Congressional infighting; GOP debate
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House bill would fund government through mid-December

September 10, 2014
Susan Davis | USA Today
House bill would fund government through mid-December
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The Unexpected Ceasefire in Washington’s Tax Wars

June 20, 2014
John Harwood | The New York Times
“I grew up castrating hogs,” Joni Ernst tells voters in Iowa in her signature TV ad, vowing to “make ′em squeal” in Washington. But she’s not talking about cutting income tax rates.
Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI)
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Paul Ryan’s final budget plan would slash $5 trillion in next decade

April 2, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) introduced a budget proposal Tuesday that would cut more than $5 trillion in federal spending over the next decade, primarily by effectively repealing President Obama’s signature health-care law and greatly reducing funding for social programs.
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Why the Obama budget is already dead

March 5, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
Congress has passed a two-year budget agreement that sets spending levels through the end of 2015, meaning that members of the House and Senate can justifiably dismiss the budget President Obama unveiled Tuesday as irrelevant. But the White House is required by law to present a budget proposal each year, so Obama used the moment to release an ambitious proposal that relies on more than $1 trillion in new taxes and includes more than $55 billion in new spending. Next week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is expected to follow up with a proposal that will focus on welfare reform and an overhaul of social programs, including Head Start and Medicaid.
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