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Amanda Terkel

Defense Spending Rises In Budget Bills, Despite U.S. Drawdown In Iraq And Afghanistan

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the United States draws down its military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, more foreign assistance workers will be needed to go in a...

Michael McAuliff

Reid: GOP Culture Wars Will Shut Down The Government

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Jon Ward WASHINGTON -- A government shutdown is beginning to look inevitable, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warned Thursday mor...

Sam Stein

A Look Inside The Budget Negotiations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional and Obama administration negotiators worked at the White House until nearly 2 a.m Thursday morning in an effort to finaliz...

Government Shutdown: Obama Announces Progress But No Budget Deal After White House Meeting

AP/The Huffington Post | By DAVID ESPO | Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- With time growing short, President Barack Obama said Wednesday night that he remains confident that a government shutdown can be av...

Lucia Graves

Religious Leaders Go On Hunger Strike Over GOP Budget Cuts

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress' negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded devolve, exasperated religious leaders on Monday said the deep...

Sam Stein

Government Funding Talks Descending Into Widespread Recriminations

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

Negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded until the fall have devolved into recriminations, with Senate Democrats arguing that Hous...

Elise Foley

GOP Defections In House Funding Vote Hint At Trouble Ahead

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House of Representatives passed a three-week stopgap funding bill on Tuesday by a vote of 271 to 158, fending off the threat of a go...

GOP Leaders May Skip White House Budget Meeting

Roll Call | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

White House efforts to bring Congressional leaders together Thursday to kick off bipartisan budget talks are already hitting a wall: GOP leaders are s...

Elise Foley

House Approves Bill With Massive Spending Cuts After All-Night Session

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

***UPDATED*** WASHINGTON - After an all-night session, House Republicans early Saturday morning passed legislation that would slash $60 billion in ...

Congress Clears Stopgap Spending Bill, Avoids Government Shutdown For 2 More Weeks

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Senate has sent a stopgap spending bill to President Barack Obama that's needed to prevent a government shutdown on Friday at m...

Budget Showdown Pushed Back To March

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Congress cleared a stopgap funding bill Tuesday to keep the federal government open into March, a temporary truce until Republicans...