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Bipartisan Budget Clears Senate; Obama’s Desk Next

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Wednesday scaling back across-the-board cuts on programs ranging from the Pentagon to the national park system, adding a late dusting of bipartisanship to a year more likely to be remembered for a partial government shutdown and near-perpetual gridlock.

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Several GOP Senators to Back a Vote on Budget Bill

Several conservative Senate Republicans have swung behind a bipartisan budget bill, apparently giving it enough momentum to win a pivotal test in the Senate over the passive resistance of top GOP leaders.

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Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) on Meet The Press
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Ryan Prefers Conservative Debate Within ‘Family’

Rep. Paul Ryan says he was frustrated with conservative groups that protested the bipartisan budget deal he helped engineer.

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House GOP Conservatives Help Propel Budget Bill

After a sweeping vote by conservative Republicans controlling the House and President Barack Obama's Democratic allies, a bipartisan budget pact is in the hands of the Senate, where it will encounter stronger but probably futile resistance from Republicans.

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House Passes Bipartisan Budget Plan

The White House is applauding a bipartisan House vote to approve a two-year budget agreement.

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U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH)
U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) (Win McNamee/Getty Images)
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Conservatives Seek Defeat of Budget Plan

Conservative groups are urging House Republicans to oppose a budget deal that is coming up for a vote later today.

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Both Sides Agree: No Major Budget Deal Foreseen

On this, GOP budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan and top Senate Democrat Harry Reid can agree: There won't be a "grand bargain" on the budget.

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Shutdown Tightens Americans’ Purse Strings [AUDIO]

Nearly three in four Americans admit they are holding back on spending according to a new Bankrate.com report.

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Jack Lew on Meet The Press
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Treasury’s Lew: Budget Fight ‘Got Close To Edge’ [VIDEO]

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says the just-resolved budget fight was "a little bit scary" because it pushed the country near the brink of default. And he says that can't be allowed to happen again.

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Most NJ Residents Still Enraged over Government Shutdown [AUDIO]

The shutdown in Washington is over, but the vast majority of Garden State residents are still furious that Congress let the federal government close for more than two weeks.

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