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US Lawmakers Often at Odds in Search for Budget Compromises

The U.S. government has reopened after a 16-day partial shutdown, but fractious lawmakers now face a difficult task to resolve significant differences over the country's spending priorities and taxation. U.S. President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and his Republican opponents in Congress have been unable to reach agreement on an overall government budget during most of his five years in the White House, often adopting crisis-driven measures to keep the government operating. Key Democratic ...

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