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Dems Say Congress ‘On the Door Step’ of a Spending Deal as GOP Emphasizes Cuts

With just a week to go before the government runs out of money, Reid said lawmakers would only consider a short-term CR “if it’s necessary to give us time to do paperwork.” No buying time if there are genuine policy differences, in other words. It seems clear, though, that some of the riders must be adopted in order to strike a compromise, particularly if Speaker Boehner is to sell $33 billion in cuts as the best deal he and fellow Republicans could possibly get in a divided Congress. Continue reading

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