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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Obama Sends Congress $3.77 Trillion Spending Plan

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a $3.77 trillion spending blueprint Wednesday that seeks to achieve an elusive “grand bargain” to tame runaway deficits by raising taxes further on the wealthy and trimming popular benefit programs such as Social Security. The president’s proposal includes an additional $1.8 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade, bringing total deficit savings to […]

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