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What’s in the spending bill? We skim it so you don’t have to

December 10, 2014
Ed O'Keefe | The Washington Post
The $1.01 trillion spending bill unveiled late Tuesday will keep most of the federal government funded through next September -- and it's packed with hundreds of policy instructions, known on Capitol Hill as "riders," that will upset or excite Democrats, Republicans and various special interest groups.
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Spending deal would allow wealthy donors to dramatically increase giving to national parties

December 10, 2014
Matea Gold | The Washington Post
The end-of-year spending bill deal crafted by congressional leaders Tuesday would dramatically expand the amount of money that wealthy political donors could inject into the national parties, drastically undercutting the 2002 landmark McCain-Feingold campaign finance overhaul.
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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.
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