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Paul Ryan, US Representative of Wisconsin and House Budget Committee Chairman, holds a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution. (AP Photo)

House passes GOP budget plan promising deep cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed a tea party-flavored budget plan that promises sharp cuts in safety-net programs for the poor and a clampdown on domestic agencies, in sharp contrast to less austere plans favored by Democrats.

03/21/2013

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Senate set to approve huge 2013 spending bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate pressed ahead Wednesday on a huge, bipartisan spending bill aimed at keeping the government running through September and ruling out the chance of a government shutdown later this month.

03/20/2013

Paul Ryan, US Representative of Wisconsin and House Budget Committee Chairman, holds a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution. (AP Photo)

How competing budget proposals line up

(AP) – House Republicans and Senate Democrats are rolling out their budget proposals this week as the two political parties lay down markers for what is expected to be a prolonged fight over taxes and spending.

03/12/2013

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Lawmakers: Obama wooing might break budget logjam

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers said they welcome President Obama’s courtship and suggested the fresh engagement between the White House and Congress might help yield solutions to the stubborn budget battle.

03/10/2013

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Efforts to avoid gov’t shutdown move to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.

03/07/2013

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House votes to prevent March 27 federal shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans pushed legislation through the House on Wednesday to ease the short-term impact of $85 billion in spending cuts and prevent a government shutdown this month.

03/06/2013

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Ryan: New GOP budget resembles last year’s plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan says that the balanced-budget blueprint he’s releasing next week will look a lot like the plan Republicans passed last year.

03/06/2013

Fiscal debate

Debt crisis averted — but spring fight still ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retreating with a purpose, Republicans sped legislation through the House to avert the imminent threat of a government default but pointing the way to a springtime budget struggle over Medicare, farm subsidies and other benefit programs.

01/23/2013

Romney and Obama after third debate

Victor and vanquished: Obama has Romney to lunch

Bitter campaign foes just weeks ago, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney met for lunch at the White House on Thursday, sitting down with an eye on overlapping interests rather than the sharp differences that defined their presidential contest.

11/29/2012

Biden to appear on NBC's 'Parks and Recreation'

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh off re-election, Vice President Joe Biden will appear on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation” next Thursday. The vice president’s office said Biden taped a cameo appearance back in July. […]

11/08/2012

Ryan says he will return to Congress

Paul Ryan says he will return to Congress (AP photo) BOSTON (AP) – Paul Ryan says he is returning to Congress. The failed Republican vice presidential nominee said Wednesday that he will be seated when […]

11/07/2012

Romney concedes

Shortly before 10 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Mitt Romney appeared at the Boston Convention Center to deliver a concession speech. He was greeted by cheers and whistles in anticipation of what he’d say. Senior aides […]

11/06/2012

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