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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Budget bill moves toward final passage in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan budget bill that would ease some but not all of painful budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies passed a pivotal test in the Senate on […]


Richard Cordray

GOP senators vow to block consumer office nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Renewing a 3-year-old fight over bank oversight, Senate Republicans will oppose President Obama’s nominee for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless the office created after the ’08 Wall Street financial meltdown is significantly changed.



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