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Boehner: The goal is not to shut down government

September 11, 2015
John Harwood | CNBC
CNBC's John Harwood reports on House Speaker John Boehner's comments on government funding.
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Puerto Rico’s governor says island cannot pay back $70 billion in debt

June 29, 2015
Michael Fletcher | The Washington Post
The governor of Puerto Rico has decided that the island cannot pay back more than $70 billion in debt, setting up an unprecedented financial crisis that could rock the municipal bond market and lead to higher borrowing costs for governments across the United States.
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President Obama visits Capitol Hill

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January 30, 2009
As President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to meet with Democrats about the trade negotiations, we look in our Vault to 2009 when the president headed to the Hill only a week after his inauguration.
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Pressure Rises for Higher Taxes

June 5, 2015
John Harwood | The New York Times
The Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley wants to raise capital gains taxes. His rival Bernie Sanders seeks to tax stock trades and increase personal income tax rates.
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Senate passes GOP budget

May 6, 2015
Susan Davis, Erin Kelly | USA Today
The U.S. Senate voted 51-48 Tuesday to approve a fiscal blueprint that finalizes the first joint GOP congressional budget in nearly a decade.
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Congressional Republicans reach budget deal

April 30, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Congressional Republicans announced Wednesday that negotiators have reached a deal to reconcile House and Senate budgets plans, which, if approved, would mark the first GOP budget in nearly a decade and the first joint congressional budget since 2009.
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Republican-controlled Senate approves budget plan

March 27, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
The Republican-controlled Senate voted 52-46 along party lines early Friday morning to advance the first Republican budget in nearly a decade.

Netanyahu Re-Elected in Israel, Nuclear Talks with Iran, GOP Budget Battles and Big Money in 2016

March 20, 2015
Bibi's Strong Victory, Countdown for Iran Nuclear Negotiations, Republican Budget Plan and Candidates Angle for Billionaire Support
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Senate GOP unveils first budget in nearly a decade

March 19, 2015
Susan Davis | USA Today
Senate Republicans unveiled Wednesday their first budget in nearly a decade. The 10-year fiscal blueprint achieves balance, raises no new taxes, repeals Obamacare, but keeps Medicare and Social Security intact.
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