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Bipartisan Budget Deal Clears Congress

Posted on 12/19/2013 by |General News | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsBy David Espo, Special Correspondent, The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Barack Obama legislation 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. Obama’s signature was assured on the measure, which lawmakers in both parties and at opposite ends of the Capitol said they hoped would curb budget …