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Senate Approves Budget Deal, Goes To President Next For Approval

A budget spending plan has been approved by the Senate and is awaiting the signature of President Barack Obama for final approval.


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Federal Workers’ Pensions Targeted in Budget Deal

Distinctly unpopular among voters and a scant presence in most congressional districts, federal workers have become an easy target in the hunt for budget savings.


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House Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

A plan to set the federal budget for the next two years passed in the House with a large bipartisan vote of 332-94.


Rep. Paul Ryan says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engineer.  (credit: Rod Lamkey/Getty Images)

Rep. Ryan: I Was ‘Caught Off Guard’ On Budget Deal Criticism From Conservatives

The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally challenged government “in the right direction.”


Staunch fiscal conservative Grover Norquist is praising the Congressional budget plan, calling it “a good deal.”  (Photo by Leigh Vogel/Getty Images)

Norquist Praises Ryan, Says Budget ‘A Good Deal’ For Conservatives

The president of Americans for Tax Reform, Norquist said that although some more spending cuts could have been added to the Tuesday deal, Democrats looking for increases in spending were successfully rebuffed in the budget plan.


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., stands at a press conference after a closed joint whip and causes meeting on the Affordable Care Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2013. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Pelosi Nixes Budget Deal Without Jobless Benefits

The leader of House Democrats says her rank and file won’t support any year-end budget deal unless it includes plans to extend expiring unemployment benefits for long-term victims of the recession.