Shutdown may be averted, but Washington’s budget plans are still a mess

In this budget season, Washington doesn’t have a problem with the vision thing. The president wants to make community colleges free, launch an ambitious public works program and plow $3 billion into the international Green Climate Fund. Republican appropriators want an even bigger military budget. The president of the American Enterprise Institute has advocated a package of tax credits to […]

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Congress poised to end where it started

NEW: President Barack Obama signed the deadline extension early Friday morning Senate could vote on spending bill Friday, but have until Saturday before next deadline Congress narrowly averted another shutdown Thursday night, 14 months after the last one What’s new is that now Democrats don’t need their President Washington (CNN) — This Congress is going out just the way it […]

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