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Obama Year-End Wrap Up, Sanders Campaign Sues DNC, Congress Passes Spending Deal and Fed Raises Rates

December 18, 2015
Obama's 2016 agenda, Sanders staffer accesses Clinton records and a bipartisan vote in Congress
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A Little Something for Nearly Everyone

December 18, 2015
Jackie Calmes, Robert Pear | The New York Times
After much discussion and many delays, White House and congressional negotiators reached an agreement to make permanent more than 50 temporary tax breaks, or “tax extenders,” that had been repeatedly extended for only short periods to understate their long-term costs. Below are some highlights.
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House Plans Vote On Year-End, Must-Pass Tax And Spending Deal

December 16, 2015
Susan Davis | NPR
House Speaker Paul Ryan announced late Tuesday that negotiators had reached a deal on two sweeping pieces of legislation: a $1 trillion spending bill and more than $600 billion bundle in tax breaks.

U.S. Expands Footprint in Iraq, Assad Stays in Syria for Now and Budget Negotiations in Congress

December 4, 2015
Special forces headed to Iraq, Assad "an enemy we can work with," and Congress debates the budget.

Republicans Debate the Economy, Paul Ryan Elected House Speaker & Obama Authorizes Boots on Ground in Syria

October 30, 2015
CNBC hosts the third Republican debate, Rep. Paul Ryan replaces John Boehner, and Obama authorizes boots on the ground in Syria.
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Treasury Secretary Lew on Congress ‘coming to terms’ with the debt limit

October 28, 2015
The bipartisan budget deal passed by the House is the product of negotiations between Congressional leaders and the White House. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew sits down with Gwen Ifill to discuss how Congress achieved its moment of breakthrough, plus a rundown of some of the budget nuts and bolts.
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Why conservatives are upset about a budget deal that boosts the economy

October 28, 2015
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
At first glance, the budget deal struck by congressional leaders and the White House checks all the boxes for the sort of aisle-crossing, economy-boosting agreement that has long been the goal of Washington's establishment class. It trades short-term spending increases for long-run structural savings. It is projected to stimulate growth today, by boosting government spending, and also tomorrow, by reducing the growth rate of safety net programs and federal borrowing. In turn, that could stoke business confidence.
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White House, Congress Nearing 2-Year Budget Deal

October 27, 2015
Susan Davis | NPR
The White House and congressional leaders are close to reaching a two-year budget deal that would set new, higher spending caps and increase the nation's borrowing authority.
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